The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 to create a new post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe, furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’. The EBRD is owned by 65 countries from five continents, as well as the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The EBRD President is currently Sir Suma Chakrabarti. Each shareholder is represented on the Board of Governors, which has overall authority over the EBRD. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helps businesses flourish. Through our financial investments, business services and involvement in high-level policy dialogue, we're well-placed to promote entrepreneurship and change lives. Our tailored solutions share a consistent goal of fostering the transition to market economies, whilst promoting innovation, growth and transparency.
Alena received the degree in Economics from Vitebsk State Technological University in 2001 and the second degree in Law from the Academy of Public Administration of Belarus in 2009. She successfully defended the PhD thesis and received the degree of the Candidate of Economic Sciences in 2005 and completed her post-doctoral studies with the specialization on the Public-Private Partnership in Transport Sphere in 2015. She has been working as a Project Manager for the international technical assistance project on the Capacity Development to Support Implementation of Public-Private Partnership in Belarus, funded by European Union and jointly implemented by United Nations Development Project and United Nations Economic Commission on Europe. The project involved an extensive component of the capacity building on the national government officials in the area of PPP. Now, Alena is working as a Project Management consultant for a feasibility study of the Project on reconstruction of the M-10 motorway in Belarus, implemented by the Ministry of Transport of Belarus and supported by PriceWatehouseCoopers consortium of experts and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, implementing international best practices in public infrastructure development on the principals of Public-Private Partnership in Belarus. She has been invited to participate in numerous international and regional conferences as an expert on PPP capacity building, public infrastructure planning and funding, and other issues on socio-economic development.