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Odile Renaud-Basso elected as EBRDs first female President

Odile Renaud-Basso elected as EBRD's first female President

 October 27, 2020

Odile Renaud-Basso has made history as the first female President of the EBRD.

The EBRD Board of Governors elected Odile to her position. 

"Congratulations and a very warm welcome to our first female EBRD president!" tweeted Barbara Rambousek, Director for Gender and Economic Inclusion at EBRD.

Helping to implement EBRD's ambitious roadmap

EBRD annual meeting

The election took place today during the EBRD’s Annual Meeting (picture above), which was held in a virtual session due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Following her election, Odile said: “It is a great honour for me to have been elected as the new President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a truly unique institution. I wish to express my thanks to all the countries that supported my candidacy, with whom I have had numerous and fruitful exchanges in the past few months. I look forward to working with all shareholders, the management and the staff in the coming months, to implement the ambitious roadmap that was just agreed at the Annual Meeting.”

The Acting President of the EBRD, Jürgen Rigterink, said: “I congratulate Odile Renaud-Basso on her election. She will bring huge international experience to the EBRD and I know the Bank will be in very good hands as it enters the next chapter in its thirty-year success story. I look forward to welcoming her to our institution.”

A successful leadership career

As Director General at the French Treasury, Odile has overseen the development of France’s economic policies, leading on European and international financial affairs, trade policies, financial regulation and debt management.

In this position, she also served as Vice-President of the European Economic and Financial Committee, deputy to the G7 and G20 groups and French Governor or Alternate Governor of the World Bank, EBRD and African Development Bank . She is also Chair of the Paris Club.

Prior to her current role, she was Deputy Director-General of the Caisse des Dépôts, a large French public financial institution.

Odile is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), and an Ecole Nationale d’Administration alumnus.

She also attended Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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