Zsuszanna Hargitai has taken over as the EBRD’s new Director for the Western Balkans.
Based in Belgrade, she will also head the Bank’s operations in Serbia where she will succeed Daniel Berg, who is leaving the Bank after almost 25 years of distinguished service. Ms Hargitai will be introduced to the Serbian authorities including Prime Minister Ana Brnabić by EBRD Vice President Banking Alain Pilloux in Belgrade this week. 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.” After meetings with businesses and partners, the EBRD delegation of Vice President Pilloux and Hargitai will travel through the Western Balkans.