EBRD Board of Directors visits Morocco

By Nibal Zgheib

A senior delegation from the EBRD Board of Directors will begin a visit to Morocco on Monday to gather first-hand experience of the country’s economic and political development

A senior delegation from the EBRD Board of Directors will begin a visit to Morocco on Monday to gather first-hand experience of the country’s economic and political development.

The four-day visit will provide shareholder representatives with the opportunity to meet senior government, business and diplomatic representatives as well as international partners and civil society organisations. The EBRD Board Directors will also visit private and public projects financed by the Bank in Kenitra and Tangiers.

The visit is part of a regular series of consultations that enable EBRD Directors to witness priorities for the local economy and to maintain close dialogue with the authorities and the private sector.

The EBRD Board will be represented by:

  • Doug Nevison, Director for Canada, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
  • Filippo Giansante, Director for Italy
  • Karina Karaivanova, Director for Bulgaria, Poland and Albania
  • Sergey Verkashanskiy, Director for the Russian Federation, Belarus and Tajikistan
  • Andris Vilks, Director for the European Investment Bank
  • Frans Weekers, Director for the Netherlands, China, Mongolia, North Macedonia and Armenia
  • Dragoş Andrei, Alternate Director for Turkey, Romania, Azerbaijan, Moldova and the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Anthony Bartzokas, Alternate Director for Portugal and Greece
  • Alain Beauvillard, Alternate Director, France
  • Yael Mevorach, Alternate Director for Austria, Israel, Cyprus, Malta, Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brigitte Schwadorf-Ruckdeschel, Alternate Director for Germany.

The Directors will be accompanied by Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie, EBRD Director for Morocco.

Since the start of its engagement in Morocco in 2012, the EBRD has invested over €1.9 billion in 55 projects that also include the financing of sustainable energy and infrastructure and the provision of business advice to more than 550 Moroccan SMEs to date.