Principal Investment Officer, IFC
Keitel is currently a Principal Investment Officer in the Private Equity and Investment Funds department of the IFC International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Since joining IFC in early 2006, he has been responsible as regional lead for all of IFC’s private equity fund activities in Russia/CIS and, since 2008, Africa. Ralph is currently based in IFC’s Johannesburg office. Prior to joining IFC, Ralph was with Caisse de Dépot et Placement de Québec , where he was responsible for a portfolio of venture capital funds in North America and Europe. Previously, he spent nearly 5 years with TBG, providing seed financing and venture capital for technology start-up companies before assuming responsibility for TBG’s funds portfolio.