Shundil Selim serves as a Senior Manager of Strategic Philanthropy, leading the strategy, development, and execution of WFN’s fundraising and grant management operations to drive WFN’s mission as a global alliance that supports the critical agency and influence of women’s foundations and gender justice funders in the movement for equality, justice, and power for all.
For more than 10 years, Shundil Selim has been delivering global social impact projects aligned to the sustainable development goals working across Asia, Africa, MENA and LAC. Prior to WFN, Shundil served as Donor Relationship Manager at Women’s World Banking (WWB), an organization with a 40-year track record of championing inclusive finance for low-income women worldwide. At WWB, she spearheaded all aspect of the relationship with their largest donor relationship, overseeing more than 19 global programs driving impact through policy and advocacy engagement; scalable, market driven financial solutions; and leadership and diversity training programs.
Previously, Shundil was at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, working on reducing global poverty by advancing economic development of private enterprises in emerging markets. For more than eight years, she served as program manager, based in Washington DC, responsible for a portfolio of more than 130 projects across 50 countries, strengthening financial institutions in emerging markets by building their risk management capacity and frameworks. She was also based in IFC’s country offices in Indonesia and Vietnam working with financial institutions in East Asia and the Pacific on a wide range of accessibility to financial products and services, including digital finance services, risk management, and banking on women.
Shundil is a native of Bangladesh and has lived across Asia, including Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. She considers New York City her home, where she currently resides. Shundil received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from New York University in Journalism and Political Science and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University.