The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has named Mark Bowman as Vice President, Policy and Partnerships. He will start in his new position on 1 October and take the lead on some of the Bank’s most important work in providing policy and advisory support to the 38 economies where the EBRD invests.
The Vice President, Policy and Partnership is a member of the EBRD’s Executive Committee, leading a department responsible for the Bank’s country strategies, policy engagement and donor funds.
EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso said: “I am delighted that Mark Bowman will be joining the Bank. His experience and knowledge, gained at the highest level, will provide us with new momentum in a crucial area. Never before has the interface between banking and policy been more crucial, as the EBRD regions start to rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic. I would also like to thank Pierre Heilbronn for his dedication and commitment in advancing the EBRD’s agenda and representing the Bank so effectively in Europe and in its countries of operations.“
Mr Bowman joins the EBRD from the government of the United Kingdom, where he most recently held the position of Director General, International Finance at Her Majesty’s Treasury, a role that included leading the department’s international and European Union policy, as well as engagement with finance ministers, central banks and international financial institutions. He has also worked in leading positions at the UK Department for International Development and started his career at the Overseas Development Institute.
A British citizen, Mr Bowman holds degrees in Economics from the University of Bristol and Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick. At the EBRD, he succeeds Pierre Heilbronn, who will leave the Bank at the end of September at the end of his four-year term.