DFS Practice LeadIFC
Margarete Biallas leads IFC’s Digital Financial Services practice and in this role has provided support to 50+ IFC clients in strategic and business planning on digital banking across the globe. Previously, Ms. Biallas was responsible for IFC’s financial markets advisory work in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR, where she supported some of the earliest mobile financial services initiatives such as the start-up of WING. Before joining IFC, Ms. Biallas held different positions with KfW including Senior Risk Manager, Credit Officer, Lead Investment Officer for global microfinance funds as well as various positions leading financial institutions investments in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Biallas has set up two successful ventures providing education to young children in Germany.