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EBRD appoints first ever Chief Accountability Officer

EBRD appoints first ever Chief Accountability Officer

 April 21, 2020

Victoria Márquez-Mees is joining the EBRD as Chief Accountability Officer, where she is responsible for leading the bank’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

A wealth of leadership experience

An established leader, Victoria previously led the Inter-American Development Bank’s independent accountability mechanism for over 10 years and chaired the Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network of international financial institutions.

Over the course of her career, Victoria has held a range of positions in public and private institutions, focused on strategic planning, policy design and the implementation of social and philanthropic projects.

Honoured to be appointed

“It is an honour for me to be appointed by the EBRD Board of Directors as the first Chief Accountability Officer of the IPAM," says Victoria.

"I look forward to engaging with civil society, EBRD management and other stakeholders in the building of this new mechanism along with my team so as to ensure a robust, transparent and responsive accountability function for the bank."

Key responsibilities for Victoria

The EBRD’s new Independent Project Accountability Mechanism was approved following the review of the existing Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) and its 2014 governing policy, the PCM Rules of Procedure.

The process resulted in significant changes to the structure, governance and operational procedures of the EBRD accountability mechanism, strengthening the institution’s accountability mandate. Victoria's experience leading the IADB’s accountability policy transition will be integral to the implementation of IPAM’s revised mandate.

Victoria reports directly to the EBRD Board of Directors. Among other responsibilities, she will lead IPAM  compliance reviews of the bank’s Environmental and Social Policy and Access to Information Policy; client community dispute resolution; and advisory and outreach initiatives.

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