Kalim Shah

Kalim Shah

Senior Country Manager,
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Kalim Shah is the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Senior Country Manager for Nigeria. 

Shah heads the IFC’s efforts to improve Nigeria’s economy, generate jobs and opportunities, and support the country’s private sector..

Kalim Shah, a Trinidadian national, joined IFC in 1998 after working in commercial banking in both his native country and Canada. Shah has extensive investment expertise with IFC, mostly in the Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services sectors, as well as in a variety of regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

He has a long history of supporting African development, having led IFC’s manufacturing investment transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa for the previous nine years, first focusing on the chemicals and fertilizers industry. Shah was most recently the IFC’s Chief Investment Officer for Africa’s Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services section.