The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank) appointed US-national Ethiopis Tafara as its vice president and general counsel on 1 April. IFC executive vice president Jin-Yong Cai said of the appointment: “His creativity and experience will help strengthen our ability to promote sustainable private sector development in emerging markets.” Tafara was previously the director of international affairs at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency responsible for regulating US securities, stock and options exchanges and prior to that worked at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the US agency that regulates derivatives. Tafara holds a law degree from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of Princeton University.
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