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EBRD appoints Ines Rocha to MD of Impact & Partnerships

EBRD appoints Ines Rocha to MD of Impact & Partnerships

 December 20, 2021

Ines RochaDirector, Financial Products, SME Finance & Development for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is apponted as Managing Director, Impact & Partnerships.

Ines began her career as an International Relations Officer at Banco de Portugal, before moving on to UBS Investment Bank as an Associate for Equity Capital Markets. 

Exciting career progress with EBRD 

Ines embarked on her leadership journey with EBRD in 2005, where she started out as a Manager for the Treasury / Finance Department, building up experience to take on the role of Associate Director - Financial Institutions / Banking Department in 2013. Ines began her most recent role as Director, Financial Products, SME Finance & Development in 2018. 

Championing women's equality in the workplace

Throughout her career at EBRD, Ines has been dedicated to forging women's equality and gender parity. 

Speaking about ingrained inequity in an interview with LinkedIn, Ines said, "These complex social inequalities require wide-ranging responses. This is why the EBRD launched an ambitious new approach to support the financial and economic inclusion of women. The Women in Business (WiB) programme has invested over EUR 500 million reaching thousands of women entrepreneurs across countries - from North Africa to Central Asia.

"Focused around empowering women as leaders within small and medium-sized businesses, the EBRD’s WiB programme was born of the idea that women face great and well-documented challenges in accessing finance, but that there are also persistent inequalities in our countries of operation. The WiB programme is part of a broader EBRD Strategy for the Promotion of Gender Equality, aiming for a future where women and men, regardless of socio-economic status, have the same rights and opportunities."

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