Reinett Erkan joined the Panel’s Secretariat staff on June 1, 2018, as senior operations officer. A South African national, she has extensive experience in environmental and social matters. Ms. Erkan most recently was a consultant with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where she worked as a lead environmental and social specialist. She covered several sectors in that role, including financial intermediaries, agriculture, infrastructure and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining IFC, she was a sustainability consultant in Hong Kong and was the chief representative in Moscow for an engineering consultancy company active in the fields of environmental engineering and international development. Ms. Erkan has a Master of Science degree in environmental management/policy from the Imperial College-University of London, a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in international relations from the University of Leicester, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences from the University of Pretoria.