Flora Chao

Flora ChaoFlora Chao is a senior financial officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) overseeing funding operations in the Asia region, including China, India, and Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand. She is based in Singapore and covers both public and private debt capital markets, as well as both structured and plain vanilla bond issuances. Previously she was in the treasury client solutions department at IFC, specializing in structured finance transactions in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Chao has nearly fifteen years of structured finance experience, including securitizations, unfunded guarantees, risk-sharing facilities, and structured debt funds. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in its asset backed securitization group as a senior analyst and was then recruited to Morgan Stanley to help start its public sector student loan securitization group. Chao holds a master’s degree in finance from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in applied math from Harvard.