Odile Renaud-Basso

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London

Odile Renaud-Basso became the seventh President of EBRD on November 2nd 2020 following her election by the EBRD’s Board of Governors during their 29th Annual Meeting in October.

She replaced Sir Suma Chakrabarti, who stepped down in July after serving two full four-year terms, and is the first ever female head of a multilateral development bank.

In her previous role as Director General at the French Treasury, Ms Renaud-Basso oversaw the development of France’s economic policies, leading on European and international financial affairs, trade policies, financial regulation and debt management.

In this position, she also served as Vice-President of the European Economic and Financial Committee, deputy to the G7 and G20 groups and French Governor or Alternate Governor of the World Bank, EBRD and African Development Bank . She was also Chair of the Paris Club.

Prior to that, she was Deputy Director-General of the Caisse des Dépôts, a large French public financial institution.

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