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Farida KhambataBoard Member
Mrs. Farida Khambata is a member of our board of directors and a co-founder of Cartica Management, LLC.
Prior to co-founding Cartica, from 2000 to 2008 Mrs. Khambata was a member of the Management Group of the International Finance Corporation (the “IFC”), the most senior leadership team at the IFC. In her last position at the IFC, she served as Regional Vice President and led all operations in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Latin America and Caribbean regions, and the Global Manufacturing Group. She oversaw strategy, investment operations and advisory services in the IFC’s member countries in these regions, which accounted for nearly three-quarters of all of the IFC’s investments. She also oversaw all equity investments globally. Prior to this, Mrs. Khambata was the Treasurer of the IFC. Mrs. Khambata joined the IFC in 1986 from the World Bank, where she managed its pension fund assets.
Mrs. Khambata received a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Science in Business Management from the London Business School. She is a member of the boards of directors of Dragon Capital Group Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited and Tata Steel Limited. Since February 2019, Ms. Khambata has also been serving as a Member of the Global Economic and Financial Advisory Council at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).