SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Kathryn Imboden
Member of the Investment Committee

Kathryn Imboden is a Policy Advisory Consultant for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global programme advancing financial inclusion, housed at the World Bank. She began her career in economic development at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Chad, subsequently holding positions at the OECD Development Centre, the Club du Sahel, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. From 1986 to 2001, Mrs. Imboden managed SDC's program of co-financing with the World Bank and then SDC's macroeconomic and financial sector work. Subsequently, Mrs. Imboden held positions in policy advisory work with Women’s World Banking, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the Aga Khan Foundation, and FIDES (Financial Systems Development Services AG). In addition to her work with CGAP, she has worked in recent years as a consultant to the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the African Development Bank, and Women’s World Banking. 

Mrs. Imboden serves on the board of the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan. 

Mrs. Imboden holds a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College, USA, and a Diploma from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.