Since our establishment in 1991 we have become the largest financial investor in our region of operations which stretches from central Europe and the Western Balkans to central Asia. With the ability and willingness to bear risk on behalf of our clients, we help their countries in the region to become open, market economies. We are owned by 64 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank.
The EBRD is a unique international financial institution that supports projects in 29 countries from central Europe to central Asia. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the Bank promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and democratic market economies.
Our successes are founded on recruiting people who share our values and are driven to make a positive impact. If recruited for the EBRD, you will be working with highly-talented individuals and recognised leaders in their field, who believe strongly in the economic and social development of the EBRD's countries of operations.
WHAT WE DO
We provide project financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. We also work with publicly owned companies.
Each of our projects is tailored to the needs of the client and to the specific situation of the country, region and sector. Direct investments generally range from 5 million euros to 230 million euros. We provide loan and equity finance, guarantees, leasing facilities and trade finance. Typically we fund up to 35 per cent of the total project cost.
The Bank invests only in projects that could not otherwise attract financing on similar terms. For each project we finance, we assign a dedicated team of specialists with specific sectoral, regional, legal and environmental skills.
Through donor funds we mobilise investment capital and expertise by giving local business access to consultant experts. Donor programmes are funded by governments and international institutions, and are managed by the EBRD.
We also manage six nuclear safety and decommissioning funds. The biggest of these is for the transformation of the destroyed reactor in Chernobyl into an environmentally safe state.
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