Charlotte Ruhe

Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe

Charlotte Ruhe has recently been appointed as EBRD’s Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe, responsible for 18 countries from Poland and the Baltic States to Greece and Cyprus.

In a 25-year career in the Bank, she was a Director within the SME Finance and Development Group for the past 7 years, providing finance and advice to SMEs across 26 EBRD countries of operation. Charlotte served as Director for Croatia in Zagreb from 2005 to 2010.

Prior to that she led the EU-EBRD SME Finance Facility as a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions Team. Charlotte joined the EBRD as Advisor to the Director for the United States in 1992, and in 1995 moved to the Financial Institutions Team where she worked on debt and equity transactions in the Baltic States, Central Europe, Georgia and Uzbekistan.

She began her career at the US Department of the Treasury as an international economist, and has an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University.