Prasad Gopalan

  • Prasad Gopalan

    Head, Agribusiness, Asia, International Finance Corporation

    Prasad is responsible for IFC agribusiness investments across South and East Asia based out of Hong Kong. IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has a portfolio of about 30 companies in these two regions, across the agricultural supply chain. Globally, IFC agribusiness portfolio stands at US$ 2.7 billion, comprising both debt and equity investments.

    Prior to his current assignment, Prasad spent three years in India and started IFC Chennai office. As the Head of Chennai office, he was also responsible for agribusiness, chemicals and technology investments in South Asia. He joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in 1996 and has worked on transactions across Asia spanning a variety of sectors including manufacturing, technology, health and education, agribusiness, chemicals and microfinance.

    Prasad has graduate degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He also has a Public Policy degree from Harvard University.