Odile Renaud-Basso President at EBRD Odile Renaud-Basso President at EBRD
Odile Renaud-Basso was elected the 7th President of EBRD on 2 November 2020 by the EBRD’s Board of Governors and is the first ever female head of a multilateral development bank.
Prior to joining the EBRD, as Director General at the French Treasury, Ms Renaud-Basso oversaw the development of France’s economic policies, leading on European and international financial affairs, trade policies, financial regulation and debt management. In this capacity she also served as Vice-President of the European Economic and Financial Committee, deputy to the G7/G20 groups and French Governor or Alternate Governor of the WB , EBRD and ADB. She was also Chair of the Paris Club. Ms Renaud-Basso is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Beata Javorcik Professor, Chief Economist at EBRD Beata Javorcik Professor, Chief Economist at EBRD
Beata Javorcik is Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. She is on leave from the University of Oxford, where she is the first woman to hold a Statutory Professorship in Economics. She is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and the Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at ifo Institute, University of Munich, as well as of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI in Prague. Before taking up her position at Oxford, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focused on research, lending operations and policy advice. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale and a B.A. in Economics (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Rochester.
Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal Professor, Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal Professor, Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London
Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal is a Professor in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining CCLS he was a Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and the Academic Director at the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (SOAS), University of London and the School of Law, University of Warwick. He taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various Schools of Law and Business Schools in the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, France and Argentina as well as in professional training courses in Africa, Asia and Europe.
He has acted as a Sovereign Debt Expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Senior Insolvency Expert for the World Bank / IFC and as a consultant to several multilateral institutions in Washington DC and Europe, Central Banks and Sovereign States as well as in several international transactions with Law Firms. He specialises in international finance and insolvency law. He is the author/editor of seven books and has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He sits in the editorial/advisory board of several law journals in the UK and US and is a member of national and international institutions and associations specialised in comparative commercial and insolvency law. Ramit Nagpal Deputy General Counsel at EBRD Ramit Nagpal Deputy General Counsel at EBRD
Ramit Nagpal is the Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, for Corporate, Finance and Legal Transition at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Mr. Nagpal joined the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in EBRD in late September 2020, and oversees OGC’s work on corporate, institutional and administrative law, partnerships, legal transition as well as the legal support for the Bank’s treasury operations. Prior to joining EBRD, Mr. Nagpal was the Deputy General Counsel at the Asian Development Bank, where he managed the delivery of OGC’s work program and supervised provision of legal support for lending, borrowing, corporate, institutional, policy formulation and the law and policy reform program. He has a deep understanding of cross-border development financing and IFI frameworks, and an extensive experience in private sector, including at American Express and as a partner at a law firm in India. Mr. Nagpal, an Indian national, holds a Master of Laws degree in International Finance from Harvard Law School, and two Bachelor's degrees; one in Law and the other in Economics, both from the University of Delhi, India. Catherine Bridge Zoller Senior Counsel at EBRD Catherine Bridge Zoller Senior Counsel at EBRD
Catherine Bridge Zoller is a Senior Counsel for restructuring and insolvency in the EBRD's Legal Transition Team, which aims to promote an investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environment in the EBRD countries of operations. Since joining the Bank in 2012, Catherine has led a number of EBRD projects spanning from insolvency law reform to institutional and regulatory capacity building. She has also helped develop strategies for non-performing loan resolution in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) both as part of the Vienna Initiative 2 platform and outside the CEE in countries such as Mongolia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Prior to joining the Bank, Catherine was a senior associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency department of Clifford Chance LLP and worked in the firm's London, Milan and Munich offices and was seconded to Dubai, where she contributed to reform of the United Arab Emirates Bankruptcy Law. A UK and Canadian national, Catherine is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and a graduate of Oxford University. She is fluent in French, German and Italian. Jonathan Charles Managing Director of Communications at EBRD Jonathan Charles Managing Director of Communications at EBRD
Managing Director of Communications at EBRD, responsible for the Bank’s internal and external image and messages. Before joining the EBRD, he was the presenter and editor of BBC World News European breakfast program. Previously he spent 17 years as a BBC foreign correspondent from Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris and New York. His work involved covering events in Russia, including the Beslan School Siege, the Chechen War (1999-2000) and the 1998 Economic Crisis. He also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as many other conflicts, all over the world. One of his specialist areas of expertise was the European Union. He covered the Maastricht Treaty Negotiations and the evolution of the Euro, (1991-2010). He holds both a BA and MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from University of Oxford.
Mahesh Uttamchandani Global Manager for Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure in the World Bank Group at World Bank Group Mahesh Uttamchandani Global Manager for Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure in the World Bank Group at World Bank Group
Mahesh Uttamchandani is the Global Manager for Financial Inclusion & Infrastructure in the World Bank Group (WBG). In this role, he manages the WBG’s global work on Insolvency, Fintech, Payments & Consumer Financial Protection. Mahesh is the Chair of the International Committee on Credit Reporting (ICCR) and oversees the World Bank’s Insolvency & Creditor Rights Task Force. Mahesh joined the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency in 2006 and has since held various positions at both the World Bank and IFC. Prior to joining the WBG, Mahesh worked at the EBRD and as a commercial litigator at a leading Canadian law firm.
Mahesh is a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP, a board member of the legal journal, International Corporate Rescue, and an executive board member of INSOL International. Mahesh is on the Advisory Board of AfricaNenda, an NGO devoted to expanding financial inclusion in Africa. He has published and taught at the university level and lectured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia.