AMTD Group

Rachel Freeman

Rachel Freeman is the director and chief innovation and strategy officer for AMTD International. She is an experienced and internationally recognized financial expert, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and innovative financial technologies. Before joining AMTD, Ms. Freeman served as the IFC Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia since 2014. In her role, she led IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact, to achieve IFC’s goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. Rachel led the development of client solutions in SME finance, bank-fintech collaboration, MFI transformation, risk management, Banking on Women, agrifinance and climate change finance for strategic IFC clients. Since 2001 she had several senior positions at IFC in Central Asia, Africa and Asia.

Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia, and also worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.