President & CEO, Health Investment & Financing Corporation
Alexander Preker is President and CEO of Health Investment & Financing Corporation, a New York and Washington DC based firm that specializes in investment advisory services and business intelligence for small and medium size healthcare businesses. Alex has worked for the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
From 2007 to 2012, Alex was Head of the Health Industry Group and Investment Policy for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In this position, he led a team of advisors and analysts that worked with policy makers, investors and health businesses in improving the market environment for private sector participation in the health sector in developing countries.
Previously, as Chief Economist for the health sector, he coordinated the technical team that prepared the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Strategy in 1997. During the past 15 years, this strategy has provided a vision for the World Bank’s engagement in the health sector in low- and middle-income countries, leading to an annual lending pipeline of about US$3 billion and total portfolio value in the range of US$15 billion.
Alex's training includes a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellowship in Medicine from University College London, a Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from King’s College London, and a MD from University of British Columbia/McGill.