The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made new appointments in the trade and commodity team.

Yasmin Saadat will become global head, products and Shehzad Sharjeel will be global head of the global trade finance programme (GTFP).  Saadat will have primary responsibility for all trade and commodities products, excluding the GTFP, and will work closely with Sharjeel.

Saadat has more than 20 years of experience at the World Bank Group, and has worked on four continents on different tasks, from investing in sovereign and corporate bonds to managing a US$4bn global trade liquidity programme. She also launched her own global hedge fund while on leave from the IFC.

Since joining the IFC in 2008, Sharjeel has led the Mena GTFP team from Istanbul, expanding into new countries, forming new partnerships and structuring deals.

“Together, Yasmin and Shehzad will take the IFC’s trade and commodity work to new heights,” says Hyung Ahn, IFC global head of trade and commodity.

Additionally, Sabrina Borlini, former global manager of business development, has moved on to a new role as global manager of syndicated loans for Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in the IFC’s treasury department.