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 2024 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 



Sameer Chand is a financial sector specialist based in Suva, Fiji, focusing on maximizing finance for development and leveraging private sector investment for inclusive growth in emerging economies. Since joining the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2017, Sameer has collaborated with private and public sector entities in the financial infrastructure landscape to promote access to finance. Prior to joining IFC, Sameer’s professional journey began at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, where his focus on financial sector development was a catalyst in building his knowledge and expertise in driving strategic initiatives. His impactful work in the East Asia Pacific region has also earned him accolades and recognition, showcasing his commitment to making an impact through his work on long term finance. Sameer holds a master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Queensland and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of the South Pacific.