Tunisia: delegation from EBRD Board of Directors expected on visit September 27

September 28, 2022

A high-level delegation from the EBRD’s Board of Directors will visit Tunisia starting Tuesday, September 27 to gain first-hand experience of the country’s economic and political development.

The four-day visit is part of a regular series of consultations and will provide an opportunity for shareholder representatives to meet with senior government officials and members of the business community, as well as representatives of international partners and civil society organizations, the EBRD says. The directors will also visit private and public projects financed by the Bank in Sousse.

The EBRD Board of Directors will be represented by:

Sarah Fountain Smith, Director for Canada, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia.

Felipe Martinez, Director for Spain, Mexico and UAE

Manuela Nenna, Director for Italy

Gerhard Hütz, Director for the European Investment Bank

Jari Partanen, Director for Finland, Norway, Latvia and Lebanon

Karina Karaivanova, Alternate Director for Poland, Bulgaria and Albania

Lucian Isar, Alternate Director for Turkey, Romania, Azerbaijan, Moldova and the Kyrgyz Republic.

Mark Paskins, Alternate Director for the United Kingdom

Antal Nikoletti, Alternate Director for the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Croatia and Georgia.

Representatives of the EBRD Board of Directors will meet with Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane, Minister of Economy and Planning and EBRD Governor, Samir Saied, Minister of Finance, Sihem Boughdiri, Minister of Agriculture, Mahmoud Elyes Hamza Minister of Industry, Energy, Industries and Mines Neila Nouira Gongi, Minister of Transport Rabie Majidi, Director General of Euro-Med Cooperation and Alternate Governor of the EBRD, Saloua Hsoumi Mejdoub and Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia Marouane El Abassi.

Since the start of its operations in Tunisia in 2012, the EBRD has invested more than €1.7 billion in 60 projects across the country in the private and public sectors and provided business advice to more than 1,600 Tunisian small and medium-sized enterprises.



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