Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Nandita Parshad is the Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she heads a group of 90 staff covering the energy and natural resources sectors in all the Bank’s countries of operation. This Group invests on EBRD account over EUR 2 billion a year in more than 40 new transactions, representing approximately 25% of the Bank’s annual business activity. The Group holds a portfolio of about EUR 10 billion.
Nandita has 30 years’ experience in financing and investing in the energy sector in diverse emerging economies such as India, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Mongolia, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa. Since joining EBRD in 1992, Nandita has led several complex power project financings involving debt, equity, syndications and intensive policy dialogue at the highest level in Governments and with reputable domestic and international strategic investors. She has also held various Supervisory Board and Board of Directors memberships in investee companies and is also a Director on the International Board and a Trustee of the United World Colleges. She took over as the head of the Power and Energy Utilities team in 2007 and under her leadership until 2016 quadrupled the Bank’s business in volume and number of deals in the power sector and renewable energy projects in particular.
Prior to working at the EBRD, Nandita worked as a consultant for the World Bank in the Finance Department in Washington D.C. in 1986-1987 and from 1988-1992 as a Project Officer in the Energy Sector in New Delhi, India.
Nandita was born in Calcutta, India and holds both her undergraduate (A.B. 1986) and graduate degrees (MPA 1988) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She continues to support a number of charities in India and is also an active volunteer with the Princeton Alumni Schools Committees in India and the UK.