EBRD Alumni Reception

Emily Attended The Annual EBRD Alumni Reception In London 2020.

Emily was the first US Director at the EBRD establishment in 1991.  She participated in the negotiations to set up the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) after the fall of the Berlin wall.  It opened in April 1991.  The unique factors that caused the set-up of the Bank to lend to the emerging democracies of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union created an institution focused on democracy and private sector development. The Agreement to set up the EBRD contained unique elements relative to other international organizations today or at that time.  Meeting up with former colleagues of such an historically important institution is nostalgic!