Sylvia Gansser-Potts

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Sylvia Gansser-Potts was Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, responsible for the EBRD’s activities in 16 countries of operations.  

Sylvia joined the EBRD in 1992 as a banker, and has held a number of positions at the Bank .  Between 2007 and 2011, Sylvia was Director of the Property and Tourism team, heading EBRD’s activities in the real estate sector across all the countries of operations. In 2011, she joined the Financial Institutions Group as a Director,  covering the EU countries until 2014, then leading the Financial Institutions team’s activities in ‎Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.  In addition, Sylvia also oversaw the relationship with some of the large European banking groups. Sylvia was appointed Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe in September 2015.

Before joining the EBRD, Sylvia worked at UBS first in Capital Markets then in Corporate Finance, both in Switzerland and Japan.

Sylvia holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and is a graduate of the Université Paris IX Dauphine. She also holds an Honours Degree in the Japanese Language from INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) in Paris.


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