The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has shuffled its top deck in North Africa with new chiefs for Morocco and Tunisia.
The EBRD has named Antoine Sallé de Chou as its new chief in Morocco. Based in Casablanca, Sallé de Chou succeeds Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie.
A French national, Sallé de Chou joined the bank in 2013 as a senior counsellor for strategy and policy. In 2017, he was appointed head of office in Tunisia, where he managed a significant scaling up of the bank’s investments and enhanced policy engagement with the authorities. Prior to that, he worked in management consulting in London and with the French Treasury, based in Moscow.
Morocco is a founding member of the EBRD and became a country of operations in 2012. To date, the EBRD has invested almost €3 billion in the country through 74 projects.
In a parallel move, the EBRD has named Nodira Mansurova as its new chief for Tunisia, replacing Sallé de Chou.
An Uzbek and British national, Mansurova joined the EBRD in 2001 as regional head for the bank’s SME finance and development programme in Central Asia, where she was based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The EBRD’s operations in Tunisia began in September 2012. Since then, it has invested more than €1.3 billion through 54 projects in the country.
Both Mansurova and Sallé de Chou will report to Heike Harmgart, the bank’s director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region.