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Marquis Who's Who Honors Henriette Kolb for Success in Financial Services

Ms. Henriette Kolb leads her organization as a global manager of sustainable infrastructure advisory at the International Finance Corporation

Ms. Kolb's success has garnered recognition among the Top 30 Individuals by the IFC Corporation and among the Top 100 Influencers in Gender Policy by Apolitical.

    WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Henriette Kolb has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For more than a decade, Ms. Kolb has found success with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services based in Washington, D.C. Hired in 2013 as the head of the gender secretariat, she rose to become a global manager of its gender business group from 2018 to 2020 and a global manager of its gender and economic inclusion group between 2020 and 2023. Promoted again, Ms. Kolb now specializes as a global manager of the sustainable infrastructure advisory team, assisting companies in enhancing their capabilities and reinforcing their environmental, social, and governance credibility.

As a leading expert in gender equality, climate change and private sector financing, Ms. Kolb and her team creates additional impact to IFC's infrastructure investments through providing advice to clients. From 2009 to 2013, she excelled as the chief executive officer of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, assisting women entrepreneurs in emerging markets to grow their businesses. Ms. Kolb was also a United Nations (UN) representative for the Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair and, among other opportunities, a program manager for the UN.

Among other accomplishments, Ms. Kolb lived and worked in Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, Palestine, Israel, the USA, and Tanzania. She was for example notably instrumental in mobilizing significant development partner funding for the Palestinian education sector and she grew the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women where she served as the CEO to deliver support to more than 70,000 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Ms. Kolb co-authored many research reports during her career, for example working with Uber on: "Driving Toward Equality," a report which highlights gender specific impacts from ridesharing or working with Axa on "SheforShield," a report that reflects opportunities for companies to close the gender insurance gap.

Ms. Kolb has volunteered with Martha's Table since 2014, has been a foster parent with the Latin American Youth Center since 2017 and has been on the board of 2X Global, a membership organization that supports investors with gender-smart financing. She also serves as senior advisor to the Be that Girl Foundation.

Highly educated, Ms. Kolb received a Master of Arts in German literature and history from the University of Freiburg in Germany in 1998 and a Master of Science in development studies from SOAS University of London in 2001. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in women in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School between 2017 and 2018.

Ms. Kolb's success has garnered recognition among the Top 30 Individuals by the IFC Corporation and among the Top 100 Influencers in Gender Policy by Apolitical. Some of the key contributors to her success have been her extensive curiosity and willingness to learn. Additionally, Ms. Kolb is a skilled team builder who excels at forming effective teams.

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