Brian Casabianca works in the IFC Corporate Strategy Department of IFC as Senior Strategy Officer. In this current role, he anchors the Strategic Decisions Portfolio – which serves as key pillar to the IFC Management Team for solving complex business problems. He is currently the lead for IFC’s Sector Deep Dives which demonstrate to the IFC MT and the Board how the Corporation will operationalize its new IFC 3.0 strategy in some of the most difficult countries in the world.
Prior to IFC Corporate Strategy, he worked as Sr. Economist in the Power, Water, and Transport sectors of the Infrastructure Department, as a Strategist for the Financial Institutions Group, a Market Analyst for IFC’s Latin American Capital Markets Unit covering the Andean and Mercosur countries, and in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments. He also worked as a Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate working on foreign affairs and defense issues before working with the IMF/ WBG.
He is a native of Bogota, Colombia, enjoys playing guitar, drums, windsurfing, hiking, snow skiing, vacationing in the Caribbean, and greatly enjoys reading books about philosophy, theology and spiritual meditation.
Brian has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University (Maryland), a Master’s degree in International Business from the Fletcher School (Tufts University), a certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Certificate as Innovative Technology Leader (ITL) from the Stanford Business School. He also was a cross-registrant for one year at the Katholiek Universitet in Leuven, Belgieum, where he studied French, International Security and International Law.