Advisory Committee

Babacar Sedikh Faye

Babacar S. Faye is the Resident Representative of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Nepal and chair of the Limited Partners Advisory Committee of Business Oxygen.

He has more than twenty years of experience, including fourteen years with the World Bank Group. More recently, Babacar served as IFC’s Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone and Liberia,  where he led the expansion of IFC’s investment and advisory programs.

Babacar is an attorney by training and a member of the New York State Bar, USA.  He attended Fordham Law School in the US, the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne in France, and Cheikh A. Diop University in Senegal

Nathanael Bevan

Nathanael Bevan is the Head of Development  at FCDO Nepal. Prior to taking up this role, he led the office’s work on Economic Development when it was known to be DFID and was  Deputy Head of DFID’s Evidence Department with a particular focus on improving how DFID uses rigorous evidence to inform spending decisions. He also held the position of DFID’s Head of Profession for Government Social Research. He has extensive experience in working with partner country governments to support improvements to their use of data and research to tackle priority development challenges. Nathanael is a Social Researcher by background and has held a range of analytical roles across government including in the Home Office, Treasury, and in crime and policing.

Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante

Kruskaia is head of Blended Finance for Climate, Climate Business Department at IFC.  She is a graduate of Princeton University.