Deputy Treasures & Head of Funding, European Bank at EBRD; Chair of the Principles, International Capital Market Association
Isabelle Laurent is the Deputy Treasurer and Head of Funding at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Isabelle spent 13 years in London and Hong Kong in treasury, fixed income origination, and swaps trading and marketing with Swiss Bank Corporation International, Nomura International and latterly at NatWest Markets where she was Director of Debt and Derivatives Marketing. She joined EBRD in 1997 as Deputy Head of the Treasury Funding team, and was promoted to Deputy Treasurer and Head of Funding in 2003. In addition to overseeing EBRD’s issuance in the capital markets and investor relations, Isabelle also focuses on capital markets’ development in EBRD’s countries of operations and sustainable finance. Following Isabelle’s instigation of EBRD’s issuance of Green Bonds and Social Bonds in 2010, EBRD has continued to be active in the sustainable bond market both as an issuer and investor. For several years, Isabelle has been fully engaged in the work of the Green Bond Principles (“GBP”), as a member of its Executive Committee, and as co-chair of the GBP’s Impact Reporting Working Group.