Nicolas Marquier

Regional Manager for the Western Balkans at IFC

Nicolas Marquier is IFC’s Regional Manager for the Western Balkans, overseeing IFC’s strategy and business, as well as managing key client relationships across Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Based in Belgrade, he oversees IFC's regional efforts to spur private sector growth and attract private investment in key areas, including connectivity, inclusion and climate resilience.

Nicolas joined IFC in 2010 and has worked there in various capacities. Most recently, he served as IFC’s Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam, strengthening the IFC’s Asia and Pacific regional hub office operations and ramping up its outbound investments to emerging markets. Prior to that, he was the Adviser to two successive IFC CEOs during formative times for the institution. He contributed to the development and implementation of IFC’s strategy, led organizational changes, helped address advisory and investment project related issues and developed strong relationships with IBRD, IDA and MIGA as well as with clients and development partners.

Before joining IFC, Nicolas worked as a Management Consultant on a variety of strategic and business transformation projects across Europe, Middle East and Asia. Nicolas was born and raised in Aix-en-Provence, France. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham and a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Paris Sorbonne University.

All Sessions by Nicolas Marquier

10:00 - 10:45
Grand Hall

Opening Ceremony & BFC SEE Certificate Award

The BFC SEE Program is designed for cities and municipalities committed to enhancing their business environment, attracting investments, and promoting local economic growth. It offers a clear path to establish a favorable business climate and implement efficient, transparent local administration in line with good governance principles. The program assists local self-government in building and enhancing organizational capacities, developing plans, fostering private sector collaboration, and promoting transparency to reduce business barriers. At this conference, eligible cities/municipalities will receive BFC certification, and a new, IV edition of the standard will be unveiled, emphasizing sustainable and responsible business practices.

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