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Bruno Balvanera

Managing Director Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Bruno Balvanera is the Managing Director of Central Asia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Bruno joined the EBRD in 1996 as a principal syndications officer. He was then promoted to the new position of the Head of Business Development. In 2006 he was appointed as the Head of the St Petersburg office. As of 2008, Bruno led the activities of the EBRD in the regions of Russia opening new offices in Samara, Rostov and Krasnoyarsk while building a strong portfolio of projects financed by the Bank throughout the country. In 2013, Bruno was appointed as the Director for Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus.

Bruno majored in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana and later obtained a degree in Finance at the ITAM. Bruno furthermore obtained an MBA degree from University of Chicago Booth. Bruno has served on the Board of the Caribbean Development Bank and of a telecommunication company in Latin America.