Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
Ruzgar Barisik leads IFC’s Consumer Internet practice and Venture Capital investments in Europe, Middle East & North Africa. IFC is the largest international development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries, and a part of the World Bank Group.
Ruzgar recently started Techemerge.org, an acceleration program for tech companies expanding into emerging markets. The inaugural program is connecting health technology innovators from around the world with healthcare providers in India to accomplish the dual goals of improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
Ruzgar has over fifteen years of private equity and venture investing experience covering industrial, technology and media businesses. Prior to IFC, Ruzgar was a Partner at GTI Group, a New York based private equity investment firm, where he led various investments and realizations in the US and India. Earlier in his career, Ruzgar was Director of Corporate Development at KCI, a diversified holding company. Ruzgar graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Mathematics and Economics and holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School.