Betsy Nelson

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Former Vice President Risk and Compliance and Chief Risk Officer

Betsy Nelson became the EBRD's Vice President Risk and Compliance and Chief Risk Officer in November 2016 and served in that role until December 2019. She had been previously Vice President of Risk. She was a member of the Bank's Executive Committee.

Ms Nelson joined the EBRD in March 2012 as Vice President of the then combined Risk and Resources (Human Resources, Administrative Services and IT) and has extensive experience in the financial sector.

For the three years prior to joining the EBRD, she was the Head of Credit Department in the Risk Specialists Division of the Financial Services Authority (FSA, now PRA) in the United Kingdom, where she built the Authority’s first Credit Department with a team of wholesale, retail, structured finance and Basel credit model experts.

Before this she had a career spanning 30 years at JPMorgan Chase. She has worked most of her career in Europe and the UK. In her last 10 years at JPMorgan Chase, she held a number of senior management positions, including Head of Corporate Banking and Head of Client Credit Management, both for the EMEA region.

Ms Nelson has a proven track record in risk management and driving organisational change, as well as in developing effective teams and promoting employee development.

She has served as Co-Chair of the City Women’s Club. In 2007 she was awarded “Champion Award” from the UK Business in The Community for her work in diversity at JPMorgan Chase.

She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Minnesota and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management.

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