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Ms. Alona B. Ponomareva

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Principal Portfolio Manager

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Email: a***@***.org
Local Address:  Washington DC , District of Columbia , United States
World Bank
1818 H Street, Nw
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20433
United States

Company Description: The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank is made up of two unique development...   more

Employment History


  • BA , Foreign Languages
    Moscow Linguistic University
  • MBA
    Georgetown University
10 Total References
Web References
EMPEC 2007 | Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference | Moscow, Russia, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
Alona Ponomareva EMPEC 2007 | Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference | Moscow, Russia
Alona Ponomareva
Alona Ponomareva
Alona Ponomareva, Principal Investment Officer International Finance Corporation Alona Ponomareva is a Principal Investment Officer in the Central and Eastern Europe Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), based in Washington DC. Starting in August 2007, she will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine, with direct responsibility for further development of the IFC investment program in that market (and with a special emphasis on equity investments).
For the past six years, Ms. Ponomareva was a portfolio manager in the Private Equity and Real Estate group of the Pension Investments Department (PID) of the World Bank. PID is tasked with investing the $15+bn World Bank Staff Pension Plan across a broad range of asset classes, including public equity, fixed income, private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure.
While at PID, Ms. Ponomareva's responsibilities included sourcing, analyzing, negotiating and monitoring private equity and real estate investments for the World Bank Pension Plan, in a number of strategies, including buyouts, venture capital, distressed and emerging markets. In her role, she also represented the World Bank Pension Plan on Limited Partner Advisory Boards of multiple private equity and venture capital funds.
Prior to PID, Ms. Ponomareva was an Investment Officer in the Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America departments of IFC where she worked on evaluating, structuring and negotiating new project finance investments and managed IFC's existing portfolio.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Ponomareva was with the Financial Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, where she analyzed investment opportunities in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Ms. Ponomareva is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her MBA from Georgetown University in Washington DC and a BA in Foreign Languages (with distinction) from the Moscow Linguistic University in Russia. A native Russian speaker, she is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in German.
Schedule and Program, 21 Mar 2014 [cached]
Alona Ponomareva, Principal Portfolio Manager, The World Bank Pension Plan. Alona is a memberof the Private Equity team of the World Bank's Pension and Endowments Department which she joined in 2001. In addition to her focus on private equity, Ms. Ponomareva has spent almost nine years as Investment Officer for International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank and the largest private investor in emerging markets worldwide. While at IFC, Ms. Ponomareva focused on manufacturing investments in Latin America and infrastructure investments in Eastern Europe, including a 5-year overseas posting in Ukraine.
IFC Europe & Central Asia -Core Investment Staff, 5 Aug 2006 [cached]
Alona Ponomareva Principal Investment Officer
+38 (044) 490-6400 (Ukraine)
EMPEC 2007 | Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference | Moscow, Russia, 5 June 2007 [cached]
• Speaker: Alona Ponomareva (Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation)
EMPEC 2007 | Emerging Markets Private Equity Conference | Moscow, Russia, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
During the second day of the conference, Alona Ponomareva of International Finance Corporation and Michelle Smith of Overseas Private Investment Corporation of US government gave a thorough overview of the impact private equity investing had on emerging markets over the last 20 years.
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