Matthew Hosford is a Principal Banking Specialist at the International Finance Corporation. He joined IFC in October 2017 and advises investment teams throughout Asia. Prior to joining IFC Matthew's career was spent mostly in Banco Santander in Asia. From 2007 to 2017 He was the Chief Risk Officer in the Asia-Pacific region and helped the Group set up operations in the region including representing the Group on two boards of directors in China. Matthew first joined Santander in 1990 where he worked until 2000, most of that time Asia.
In 2000 Matthew left Santander for a seven year stint in the Risk Management advisory practice of Price WaterhouseCoopers. During that time he advised banks in China and the rest of Asia on enhancing risk management and governance practices, especially in response to the needs and challenges of Basel II.
Matthew is a member of the Board of Love 21, a non-profit organization that works with learning disabled youths in Hong Kong. In his spare time he enjoys hiking the trails of Hong Kong and exploring new cultures across the globe.
Matthew is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He speaks English, Spanish and Mandarin.