Nerina Muzurovic and Alvaro Lario

Nerina Muzurovic

Nerina Muzurovic is a seasoned development professional with more than 11 years of wide-ranging experience in the UN/IFI context, and an additional more than 7 years of academic research and teaching experience. She has served in various capacities, and most recently as designated technical lead for knowledge management (KM) and grants coordination in the Sustainable Production, Markets and Institutions Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). This has also included support to ongoing initiatives and technology transfers focusing on inclusive innovations and rural development. In her current function within IFAD, she exercises critical oversight of analytical and policy content of flagship publications and policy briefs under the remit of the Strategy and Knowledge Department. Previously, as KM Regional Specialist and Grant Manager for the Near East, North Africa and Europe (NEN) region, she maintained close contacts with grant implementing partners (e.g. researchers, technical experts, policy analysts and partnership officers). She has worked very closely with country directors, and through them with various governments and ministries, including from donor countries (e.g. Germany, France, Finland, Japan, UK and USA) and IFAD’s partner countries, such as Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Romania, Turkey and Sudan.


Alvaro Lario

Alvaro Lario is Associate Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Controller, Financial Operations Department, at IFAD. He is part of the Executive Management Committee and is responsible for the design and implementation of the financial strategies and policies at IFAD, including oversight of the Treasury, Controller and Financial Management divisions.

Before joining the Fund in early 2018, Lario served as Treasury Capital Markets Lead and Principal Portfolio Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. His earlier positions include various roles in the private sector asset management industry and in academia, including public and business schools.

Lario completed the coursework towards his doctorate at the London Business School, where he was awarded a master of research in economics, and received a PhD in financial economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also holds a master’s degree in finance from Princeton University.