COO, Client Services, and MD, Industry, Commerce & Agribusiness
Jean-Marc Peterschmitt oversee the Bank’s activities in the enterprise sector across all countries of operations, working together with five Directors covering manufacturing and services, agribusiness, property and tourism, information and communications technologies, natural resources and the Managing Director in charge of SME finance and development.
In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer for the Client Services Group, he supports the First Vice President, Client Services Group by focusing on the design, execution and supervision of relevant managerial or business issues cutting across the Client Services Group (Banking and Policy and Partnerships)
Until August 2021, Mr Peterschmitt joined the Bank’s Executive Committee as the interim Managing Director for Corporate Strategy. He took over this role in March 2021, with overall responsibility for formulating corporate strategy, including advising the President on strategic options for the Bank and developing the Bank’s core strategic documents. He also managed relationships with other international financial institutions and led on cross-departmental special initiatives.
Mr Peterschmitt is a seasoned banker with extensive sector and country experience who joined the EBRD in London HQ in 1992. After an initial period in the municipal infrastructure team and the Balkans country team, he became Country Head for Bulgaria in 1998, based in Sofia. He returned to HQ in 2001 as Director, Western Balkans, before joining the Financial Institutions group in 2004, as Director for Bank Relationships, and then in 2009 as FI Director for EU & Ukraine.
In 2011, Mr Peterschmitt became Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe, responsible for leading the Bank’s operations in 17 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe. In 2014 he was appointed Managing Director for all Countries of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Banking. Prior to joining the EBRD, Jean-Marc worked at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in France.
A French national, Mr Peterschmitt studied Agricultural Engineering in Paris and has an MBA from INSEAD.