Formerly Managing Director, Communications
Jonathan Charles was the Managing Director of the Communications department at the EBRD and a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee from 2011 until July 2022
Jonathan came to the Bank after a long and distinguished career at the BBC, winning several awards for his journalism. As a BBC presenter and foreign correspondent, he had appeared on BBC1 and BBC World News television, as well as the BBC’s main radio channels.
His specialist areas include economics, Russia, the EU and international diplomacy; he has a keen interest in issues surrounding the single currency.
He established television operations for the BBC in Brussels and Frankfurt, and operated in many conflict zones throughout the world. He holds an MA (Oxon) and BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford University.