- EBRD Board visiting Slovenia on 27-28 February
- Bank invested €265 million in mostly green, private-sector projects in Slovenia in 2022
- Cumulative investment in Slovenia to date almost €1.5 billion
Representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Board of Directors are visiting Slovenia on 27-28 February.
The EBRD Board Directors is meeting with government representatives, including Minister of Finance Klemen Boštjančič, private-sector companies and members of the diplomatic community.
Board directors represent one or more of the EBRD’s 73 shareholders – 71 countries plus the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The EBRD’s Board of Directors approves investment projects, as well as the Bank’s strategies and policies.
The EBRD Board delegation includes:
· David Avarello, Director for Belgium, Luxembourg and Slovenia
· Rosmarie Schlup, Director for Switzerland, Ukraine, Liechtenstein, Turkmenistan, Serbia, Montenegro and Uzbekistan
· Jose Brito, Director for Portugal, Greece, San Marino and India
· Katherine Allen, Alternate Director for the United States of America
· Katherine Tuck, Director for Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Egypt
· Sean Lee, Alternate Director for Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Egypt
· Alon Messer, Alternate Director for Austria, Israel, Cyprus, Malta, Kazakhstan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
· Jan Willem van den Wall Bake, Alternate Director for the Netherlands, China, Mongolia, North Macedonia and Armenia
· Michael Offer, Director for Germany
· Eva Cassel, Director for Sweden, Iceland and Estonia.
The Board delegation will be accompanied by EBRD senior management representatives: Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe; Victoria Zinchuk, Director, Regional Head of Central Europe; and Nora Kocsis, Associate Director, Regional Head of Hungary, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.
The EBRD has invested almost €1.5 billion in Slovenia to date, more than 80 per cent of it supporting private-sector development. In 2022, the Bank extended €265 million in financing to Slovenia, of which 95 per cent was to the private sector.
The current EBRD Country Strategy for Slovenia, which covers 2019 to 2024, has two priority areas: boosting competitiveness and good governance by championing privatisation, while deploying cutting-edge instruments to support private companies; and supporting the green economy transition by promoting new green technologies.