Alzbeta Klein is the CEO/Director General of the International Fertilizer Association. In her role, she is leading the global fertilizer industry towards helping to feed the world and creating and supporting productive and sustainable agriculture systems that contribute to a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

In her previous roles, Ms. Klein led IFC/World Bank Group’s Climate Business, positioning IFC as a lead investor in green/ESG investments in emerging markets. Prior to this, she led IFC’s Agribusiness investments, Industrial investments, and managed IFC’s $50bn investment portfolio in emerging markets.

Ms. Klein received Masters’ degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she also studied for her doctorate; engineering degree from Prague University, Czech Republic; and executive education from Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She served on the boards of several agribusiness companies including Grupo Los Grobo in Argentina, HMH in South Africa, LAAD in Latin America, and the New York University Center for Sustainable Business Advisory Board. She currently serves on the boards of Nespresso, FinDev and IFDC.

Alzbeta Klein

Director General, IFA

Session:

Day 3 | 8 December 2022 | Leadership dialogue 4: The agri-nutrient industry’s innovation drive to mitigate the unfolding food crisis