Irina Kravchenko was appointed as Head of the EBRD Resident Office in Mongolia in March 2017.
Previously, Ms Kravchenko worked as an Adviser to the EBRD Managing Director of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region, working closely with the Manging Director in managing the EBRD’s operational activities and policy dialogue in the SEMED region, covering Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.
Before taking the responsibility of the Advisor, Ms Kravchenko served as the Head of lending to local enterprises and co-financing with local banks. She designed and implemented financial products for small and medium-sized companies in the early transition countries and led equity and debt investments across various sectors in Eastern Europe and CIS countries. She also acted as the EBRD’s nominee director on the boards of investee firms in Belarus and Ukraine.
Prior to joining the EBRD in 1995, Ms Kravchenko was the Head of the Foreign Reserves Department at the National Bank of Ukraine, and an economist at the National Institute of Economic Programmes. She holds a degree in economics from the Kiev National Economic University and completed a post-graduate course at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.