European Bank of Reconstruction & Development

Betsy Nelson

Ms Nelson joined the EBRD in March 2012. As Vice President Risk & Compliance, Chief Risk Officer, Betsy Nelson is responsible for ensuring independent risk management of the Bank’s Banking and Treasury exposures, operational risk and information security, Environment and Sustainability Department, Procurement Department, and has administrative management of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer.

She is a member of the Executive Committee, Management Committee, Operations Committee, and is the chairperson of the Risk Committee.

For the three years prior to joining the EBRD, she was the Head of Credit Department in the Risk Specialists Division of the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom. Before this she had a career spanning 30 years at JPMorgan Chase. She has worked most of her career in Europe and the UK.

Ms Nelson has a proven track record in risk management and driving organisational change, as well as in developing effective teams and promoting employee development. She has served as Co-Chair of the City Women’s Club. In 2007, she was awarded “Champion Award” from the UK Businesses in The Community for her work in diversity at JPMorgan Chase.