Vice President for Policy and Partnerships
Mark Bowman is the Vice President for Policy and Partnerships at the EBRD and joined the Bank in October 2021.
Prior to arriving at the EBRD, he was Director General International Finance at the UK Treasury, with oversight of international and EU policy. He led engagement with foreign finance ministries, central banks and was the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s deputy at the G7, G20 and IMF. He also had responsibility for UK policy and engagement with the MDBs, including the EBRD and AIIB (and was the UK chief negotiator in discussions establishing the bank).
Until 2019 he was the UK representative at the EU’s Economic and Financial Committee and chaired the sub-committee on IMF issues. He then led the UK Treasury’s work on EU exit and was a member of the UK team negotiating the Withdrawal Agreement. Mark was also a member of the Treasury’s Executive Management Board.
Mark started his career as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow working in the Mozambican Ministry of Planning and Finance. He joined the UK Treasury in 1995 and held a number of jobs there, covering both domestic and international economic policy, including Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Director International Finance, and Director Strategy, Planning and Budget.
He also worked for two years in the Department for International Development (DFID) as Director General Humanitarian, Security and International Finance, with oversight of DFID’s humanitarian programmes, its work in the Middle East region and relations with the World Bank.
Mr Bowman has an Economics degree from the University of Bristol, and a Masters degree in Development Economics from the University of Warwick.