EBRD names Sergei Guriev as new Chief Economist

By Anthony Williams
@ebrdtony

Sergei Guriev, EBRD Chief Economist from summer 2016

Sergei Guriev to begin work as EBRD Chief Economist in 2016

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is delighted to announce that Sergei Guriev is to be its new Chief Economist.

He will join the EBRD in September 2016 after fulfilling his current academic commitments. Professor Guriev has a distinguished track record in transition economics and is currently teaching at Sciences Po in Paris. Prior to that, he was Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow.

The President of the EBRD, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, said: “I am very happy that an economist of Sergei Guriev’s standing will be joining us at the EBRD. He brings a huge amount of experience and expertise to the job and to the Bank’s Executive Committee. He has a deep knowledge of the countries where we operate and, as Chief Economist, will play a major role in helping us to deliver our mission.”

Professor Guriev has been closely associated with the EBRD in recent years. He has contributed to its Transition Reports and has been a member of the Office of the Chief Economist’s external advisory panel.

On the announcement of his appointment, Professor Guriev said: “It is an honour to be asked to be the EBRD’s Chief Economist. The Bank plays an important part in helping to develop the economies of our countries and I look forward to my involvement in that work.”