Ms. Amena Arif

Nominee Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Ms. Amena was appointed as the nominee director by the International Finance Corporation in December 2021.

Qualification & Experience

Ms. Amena has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), from Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is IFC’s Country Manager for IFC Kenya based in Nairobi and covering Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. Amena has had a varied career in banking before she joined IFC in 2012 in Pakistan. As a banker working in international banks such as Citibank N.A. and ABN AMRO she worked across industries and markets. This experience held her in good stead when she joined IFC as part of their Financial Institutions Group covering the MENA region. Her role there encompassed both investment and advisory services. She has worked in challenging fragile and post-conflict markets and was recently IFC’s Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives. She moved to cover the Kenya cluster of countries based out of Nairobi in early 2021 as Country Manager.

Other Appointments

IFC’s Country Manager for IFC Kenya.

Board Committees

- Audit Committee (Member)

- Credit & Risk Management Committee (Member)

She does not hold any shares in any company in the Maldives that has or will be perceived as a conflict of interest with HDFC Plc.