Niraj H. Shah

Senior Investment Officer with the Global Agribusiness Group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington 

Niraj H. Shah is a Senior Investment Officer with the Global Agribusiness Group based in Washington DC. He is the IFC Global Sector Lead for the Agri-commodity trading sector.


Niraj H. Shah

Niraj H. Shah

Senior Investment Officer with the Global Agribusiness Group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington 

Short bio

Prior to taking on this role, Niraj led business development for the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), which is managed by IFC. He has been deeply involved in the design, structuring and execution of a number of innovative blended finance transactions under the GAFSP umbrella. Between 2007 and 2013, Niraj was the IFC Sector Lead for Agribusiness and TRP (Tourism, Retail and Property) for South Asia, based in India and later for the Caribbean, based in the Dominican Republic. Niraj joined IFC from Edelweiss Capital, a full-service Indian investment bank, where he was the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young, Lazard India and ICICI Bank. Over the past 21 years, Niraj has worked in different areas including project finance, management consulting, distressed debt, private equity and investment banking. His industry experience spans diverse sectors including agribusiness, hospitality, real estate, media & telecom and manufacturing. He is a Cost Accountant and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. 

Click to here to view Niraj's presentation at the Blendeing4Ag event.