Lance Crist is Global Head of Natural Resources for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Crist leads IFC’s financing and advisory services teams responsible for supporting the oil, gas & mining sectors. IFC’s $2.5+ billion investment portfolio in these sectors includes more than 80 natural resource companies in over 35 countries across the emerging markets. IFC’s financing includes investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt; and the advisory services team provides support across a range of areas to assist clients in enhancing their sustainability. 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, and prior to his current role he was IFC’s global head of oil & gas. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Wharton School.