EBRD Board on virtual visit to Moldova

By Olga Rosca

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Bank is the leading institutional investor in the country

Representatives of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are starting their virtual two-day visit to Moldova today.

In this latest virtual Board visit to a country where the EBRD invests, known as a ‘Board Connect’, shareholder representatives of the EBRD will meet with Moldovan policymakers, businesses and civil society organisations. Under the theme of ‘Reform and Resilience’, the Board Connect with Moldova will focus on the country’s new reform agenda and the government’s effort to build resilience in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

The EBRD Board representatives will meet Natalia Gavriliţa, Prime Minister of Moldova; Andrei Spînu, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development;  Sergiu Gaibu, Economy Minister; Dumitru Budeanschi, Finance Minister; Octavian Armașu, the National Bank Governor; and Ion Ceban, the Mayor of Chișinău.

The EBRD representatives will also hold virtual discussions with representatives from Moldova’s key financial institutions, and several small- and medium-sized enterprises who have benefitted from EBRD support, as well as spokespersons from civil society organisations in the country.

On behalf of the host country Moldova, Cagatay Imirgi, EBRD Director for Turkey, Romania, Moldova, Azerbaijan and the Kyrgyz Republic, will welcome the following:

Board Directors:

Jose Leandro, Director for the EU

Peter Curwen, Director for the UK

Shinichi Nakabayashi, Director for Japan

Caspar Veldkamp, Director for the Netherlands, China, Mongolia, North Macedonia, and Armenia

David Avarello, Director for Belgium, Luxembourg, and Slovenia

Alternate Directors:

Mart Kivine, Alternate Director for Sweden, Iceland, and Estonia

Alfredo Panarella, Alternate Director for the EIB

Maria Smirnova, Alternate Director for the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Tajikistan

Dimitris Metaxas-Trikardos, Alternate Director for Portugal, Greece, San Marino, and India

The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in Moldova and, to date, has invested more than €1.4 billion in the country through 146 projects. It has also provided advisory services to more than 1,000 Moldovan firms to help them improve performance and grow.

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