Zsuzsanna Hargitai has been appointed as the new Director of the EBRD for the Western Balkans. Based in Belgrade, she will also head the Bank’s operations in Serbia, where she succeeds Daniel Berg, who is leaving the Bank after almost 25 years of distinguished service.
Ms Hargitai was introduced to the Serbian authorities in Belgrade, including Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, by EBRD Vice President for Banking Alain Pilloux.
Speaking about her appointment, she said: “I am proud and honoured to take on this new role. My goal will be to further increase our investments and policy reform support in the region, in light of the countries’ European Union perspectives. The EU approximation and accession process is a major reform driver, and it also enhances the region’s attractiveness for private sector investments. The EBRD is well-positioned to play an important role in this, and we are fully prepared to deliver what is needed in financing and policy advice.”