The EBRD has appointed Antoine Sallé de Chou as the new Head of the Bank’s offices in Tunisia.
Based in Tunis, Mr Sallé de Chou will assume his role on 27 March, succeeding Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie. He will be responsible for the EBRD’s investments and operations in the country and report to Janet Heckman, the Bank’s new Managing Director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region.
A French national, Mr Sallé de Chou joined the Bank in 2013 as Senior Counsellor for Strategy and Policy. He was in charge of developing the EBRD’s strategy for some of its largest countries of operations, such as Turkey and Egypt. In addition, he worked on equity transactions in the Equity Risk team and oversaw regional-portfolio stress testing, according to EBRD.
Before joining the EBRD, Antoine was in management consulting where he advised senior corporate executives, mainly in the financial and industrial sectors. He was also Financial Attaché at the French Treasury, based in Moscow, covering Russia as well as eastern Europe and the Caucasus, and teaching economics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree from Sciences Po.
Mr Sallé de Chou said: “I am honoured to take on this new responsibility. I am committed to building on the successful track record the EBRD has achieved in Tunisia. The country has great potential, and together the EBRD team will work to strengthen the economy through investment, advice and support for reforms.”
Since September 2012, when EBRD operations in Tunisia began, the Bank has invested €350 million through 25 projects in the country.