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EBRD appoints head of operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

EBRD appoints head of operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 May 22, 2019

The EBRD has appointed Manuela Naessl to lead its operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She will take on the role as Head of Office in Sarajevo.

Proud and honoured to take on the role

Manuela's appointment comes after the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum that took place in Sarajevo. Boosted by the successful event which saw the signing of a loan of up to €210 million for the next step of the Corridor Vc road project, the Bank announced plans to commit up to €400 million to the country this year alone. To date, the Bank has invested €2.3 billion through almost 160 projects in the country.

“I am very proud and honoured to take on this role and task. Our latest Annual Meeting has impressively demonstrated the EBRD’s commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans and for me this will be the guidance for our future operations," says Manuela.

"Combining investments with policy reform engagement the Bank will support in particular the private sector, the promotion of the country’s regional cooperation and European integration and the development of the green economy, building on the strong foundations my predecessor has laid.”

Manuela is a German national who joined the EBRD from the World Bank. At the EBRD she worked in the energy and natural resources teams and played a key role in the delivery of the EBRD's Energy Sector Strategy. Most recently, she was Adviser to the Vice President, Policy and Partnerships. Manuela holds an MBA from the London Business School and an M.A in International Economics.

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