Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
Matteo Patrone is the Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (EEC) at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). based in Kiev, he is responsible for the Bank’s operations and policy engagement initiatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with a staff of 180.
EBRD invests in these countries about EUR 1.8 billion a year in more than 75 new transactions, representing approximately 20% of the Bank’s annual business activity. The Bank holds a portfolio of over EUR 7 billion in EEC.
Matteo has over 25 years’ experience in industry and finance. He joined the EBRD in 2008, in the Corporate Equity team where he was supervising equity transactions with a focus on Western Balkans, Poland, Turkey and Russian Federation. In 2012 he was appointed Country Director for Serbia and in 2015 Regional Director for Romania and Bulgaria. In these countries the Bank invested more than EUR 3bn and conducted a number of substantial policy engagement initiatives under his leadership, including an Investment Climate and Governance Initiative in Serbia, and fostering the development of local capital markets and reforming the water sector in Romania and Bulgaria.
He has also held various Supervisory Board and Board of Directors memberships in investee companies and private equity funds and also served as a Director on the Foreign Investment Council in Romania.
Prior to working at the EBRD, Matteo was Managing Director at Finint & Partners, the private equity arm of Finanziaria Internazionale, an Italian merchant bank, where he spent 10 years investing in a broad range of sectors.
Before that he was Senior Manager at Accenture Strategic Services in Milan, Italy and held various positions in the Finmeccanica and ENI groups in the UK and Italy.
Matteo was born in Genoa, Italy, and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MS degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Genoa University.