He will lead the EBRD’s operations for Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
From September 1, he will lead EBRD operations in the region at the bank’s headquarters in Zagreb.
He takes over the position from Victoria Zinchuk. Mark Davis held senior positions at the World Bank, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Davis succeeds EBRD Regional Director Victoria Zinchuk, who will move to Bucharest to take up a new role at the EBRD from 1 September. Davis is currently the EBRD’s director for Romania and Bulgaria, and during his tenure Romania has become one of the EBRD’s top investment destinations, with cumulative investment of more than €10 billion.
Davis has 27 years of experience in international financial institutions and commercial banking, with extensive experience in business development in the countries of the European Union (EU), Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as strong expertise in global capital markets and structural policy dialogue, according to EBRD. He held various senior positions at the World Bank, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, and at the EBRD before his last post.
“I look forward to leading the Bank’s operations in Central Europe, to help the region continue its transition towards a competitive, sustainable economy, in line with the EU’s wider goals and ambitions. I look forward to helping drive investment to support the private sector and foster innovation,” said Davis, who holds a doctorate in economics from Tulane University in the United States.
EBRD is the leading institutional investor in Central Europe. The Bank’s resident office in Zagreb acts as a hub for EBRD operations throughout the region.