Amer Baig is a Partner and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Amer was senior adviser to the Managing Director of the World Bank Group and Chief Financial Officer.
In this role, Amer worked on a broad range of finance and non-finance matters, including the development of new products, working on budget reform, restructuring the revenue model, and the development of the Global Infrastructure Facility, the Pandemic Emergency Facility, and the Financing for Development initiative which focused on partnering the public and private sector to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Prior to joining the World Bank Group in 2013, Amer was Managing Director, Head of Europe M&A at Standard Chartered, one of the world’s leading international banks. Amer led the European office focused on cross-border transactions between Europe and Asia, Africa and the Middle East, working on a broad range of complex deals.
Before joining Standard Chartered, Amer was part of the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers and was a member of the investment banking team at Lazard. Amer has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Infrastructure which examined many of the issues faced by the sector, including the mobilization of public and private sector capital. Amer is a graduate of Durham University, United Kingdom.