Olivier Mussat is a Chief Investment Officer in the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s global oil and gas division. Olivier’s work in oil and gas financing includes equity, mezzanine and senior debt as well as advisory services for exploration & production companies, pipelines and LNG investments, and oilfield services. Olivier started his career as a field engineer for Ecolochem, a General Electric company, and later joined Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, covering projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He holds a BA from Virginia Wesleyan, a MS from Ecole Centrale Paris, and he is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engine.
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International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC works with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide and uses capital, expertise, and influence, to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In fiscal year 2015, our long-term investments in developing countries totaled $17.7 billion, a 17 percent increase over the previous year. More than a third of that amount-over $7 billion-was mobilized from other investors. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources. Since first being rated in 1989, IFC has been rated triple-A every year by Standard and Poor’s and by Moody’s.