Jyrki Koskelo, a national of Finland, is currently a Director of the AATIF.
Mr. Koskelo worked for IFC (International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group) until late 2011. In his position as Vice President (VP), Global Industries, he was responsible for the IFC's global investment program and portfolio. During his career at IFC, he also served as VP for Financial Markets and Funds, Africa and Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to being appointed as VP, Mr. Koskelo was Director for IFC’s Global Financial Markets Department, driving the expansion of IFC’s business in housing finance, microfinance, insurance and banking, he has launched the successful implementation of IFC’s trade finance program, sustainability finance and SME financing, particularly in frontier markets and as Director of Special Operations, had prime responsibility for managing the restructuring and recovery operations of IFC during the Asian, Argentinian and Russian crisis.
In addition to his recent focus on financial markets and short term trade and linkage products, Mr. Koskelo has an extended 20 + year career at the IFC with varied other experiences across sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure and agri industry.
Prior to joining IFC, he spent more than 10 years in Senior Management positions in the private sector, including Managing Director of Georeda Ltd. in Saudi Arabia, a large engineering company and Vice President of Finance of Geo-Hydro, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland, a high technology company he co-founded which developed the GPS (Global Positioning Systems) applications for non military applications.
Mr. Koskelo holds a Master of Science degree in International Management/Finance from Sloan School of Management/MIT and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Helsinki, Finland.