Global Head, Oil & Gas, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Lance Crist is Global Head of Oil & Gas for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt, for exploration & production, pipelines, LNG export and regasification, gas distribution, oilfield services and related sectors. IFC’s $2 billion portfolio in these sectors includes companies in over 20 countries. Mr. Crist joined IFC in 1992 and has managed advisory mandates, project and corporate finance, and private equity transactions in the areas of general manufacturing and telecommunications prior to his current role. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Wharton School.