I joined IPC in 2003 and later coordinated large-scale capacity and institution building projects, including EBRD programmes in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Since 2008 I have been developing our business activities in China, where we are mostly contracted directly by commercial banks to strengthen their lending business and improve efficiency. As a Managing Director of IPC, my focus is on South, Southeast, and East Asia, with a growing emphasis on our green finance activities. In all of our work we are compelled to develop creative solutions because IPC addresses such a variety of challenges, from large programmes for international financial institutions to targeted and specialised projects for commercial lenders and private banks. This rich mixture also provides strong motivation for me personally and for us as a team to make a sustainable impact. It also offers opportunities to leverage our deep knowledge of the financial sector to address aspects of green and digital transformation with our partners.