Brussels Forum Session: Part II: The World’s Largest Construction Project—Laying the Foundation at the London Donor Conference

Odile Renaud-Basso was elected the seventh president of EBRD on 2 November 2020 by the EBRD’s Board of Governors.She is the first-ever female head of a multilateral development bank. 

Prior to joining the EBRD, as director general at the French treasury, Renaud-Basso oversaw the development of France’s economic policies, taking the lead on European and international financial affairs, trade policies, financial regulation, and debt management. In this capacity she also served as vice president of the European Economic and Financial Committee, deputy to the G7/G20 groups, and French governor or alternate governor of the World Bank, the EBRD, and the African Development Bank. She was also chair of the Paris Club

Renaud-Basso is a graduate of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.