Milken Institute, International Finance Corporation and the George Washington University Welcome Capital Markets Leaders, Class of 2019

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Milken Institute, International Finance Corporation and the George Washington University Welcome Capital Markets Leaders, Class of 2019

The Milken Institute, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) are proud to welcome the third cohort of IFC-Milken Institute Fellows, the Class of 2019. This select group of 23 Fellows spans 17 countries in Africa and Asia, with representation from Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, regulatory agencies, and stock exchanges. They are economists, accountants, lawyers, and civil servants.

Launched in 2016, the IFC-Milken Institute Capital Markets Program at the George Washington University blends academic rigor with hands-on work experience in the financial industry, extensive interaction with private-sector players and market regulators, and unprecedented global networking opportunities.  Fellows will complete an accredited, four-month capital markets certification program from GWSB this Fall, followed by a four-month internship with a top-tier U.S. financial or regulatory institution in the Spring.  The goal of the program is to equip participants with the tools they need to help foster economic development and business opportunities in their home countries.

The 2019 cohort will benefit from enhancements to the program, including: a series of bespoke modules in financial regulation hosted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; tailored workshops on effective leadership; and mentoring relationships with alumni around the world. Upon graduating, they will gain access to an web-based alumni portal that centralizes online learning and continued crowdsourcing of policy solutions.  

The Milken Institute, IFC and GWSB extend a warm welcome and congratulations to the new Class of 2019 with whom these organizations look forward to working over the course of the next eight months and for the rest of their careers.

IFC-Milken Institute Fellows Class of 2019 at George Washington University

IFC-Milken Institute Fellows, Class of 2019, at the George Washington University

IFC-Milken Institute Fellows, Class of 2019:  

  • Shohrukhkhon Abdurasulov, Central Bank of Uzbekistan 
  • Wonder Adetor, Ghanaian Ministry of Finance 
  • Samir Aghayev, Central Bank of Azerbaijan 
  • Oluwatoyin Alake, Nigerian Stock Exchange 
  • Ninjin Altanbulag, Mongolian Financial Regulatory Commission 
  • Waddington J. G. António, Angolan Ministry of Finance  
  • Pa Modou Baldeh, Gambian Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs  
  • Frana Chukwuogor, Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission 
  • Ange Patrick Demenou, Cameroon Ministry of Finance 
  • Shah Zaman Farahi, Afghanistan Ministry of Finance 
  • Franklyn Khoza, Reserve Bank of Malawi 
  • Denis Kizito, Ugandan Capital Markets Authority 
  • Udaya Kumara, Sri Lankan Ministry of Finance 
  • Musab Ibrahim, Central Bank of Sudan 
  • Espoir-Vivien Mhalioh, Bank of Central Africa States 
  • Amos Mugi, Central Bank of Kenya 
  • Irene Nyambongi, Central Bank of Kenya 
  • Oluwayemisi Okuneye, Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission 
  • Michael Onyia, Central Bank of Nigeria 
  • Muhammad Anisur Rahman, Bangladeshi Ministry of Finance 
  • Vishal Sharma, Finance Department, State Government of Jammu and Kashmir 
  • Euphemia Gbadee Swen-Monmia, Central Bank of Liberia 
  • Chukwudi Ugwu, Central Bank of Nigeria 



Published April 8, 2019