EBRD appoints Kazuhiko Koguchi as new Secretary General
Koguchi is just one of several new senior figures announced by EBRD president.
LONDON, England, June 28, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Kazuhiko Koguchi has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. He succeeds Enzo Quattrociocche, who is retiring after 12 years in the role, and will start in his new post on 1 August.
EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso said: "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Kazuhiko Koguchi, who will support me and the Bank in fulfilling our mandate and delivering real impact. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Enzo Quattrociocche, whose support and advice have been indispensable to me since taking over the leadership of the Bank during lockdown."
Mr Koguchi is currently EBRD Director, Shareholder Relations and has had a long career working in government and international institutions. He started his career at the Ministry of Finance of Japan where he became President of the National Tax College within the National Tax Agency. He represented his country as Executive Director at the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. At the EBRD, he has previously worked in the Financial Institutions department and in country management.
A Japanese citizen, Mr Koguchi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since played a historic role and gained unique expertise in fostering change in the region - and beyond - investing almost €150 billion in a total of more than 6,000 projects.
The EBRD is committed to furthering progress towards 'market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative'. This has been its guiding principle since its creation at the beginning of the 1990s and, new challenges and the welcoming of new countries to the EBRD world notwithstanding, will continue to be its mission in years to come.