The Euromoney Lebanon Conference

André Küüsvek

Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development


André Küüsvek is the director for local currency and capital markets development (LC2) at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), leading the strategic bank-wide LC2 Initiative. He is a member of two EBRD management committees, the Strategy and Policy Committee and the Asset and Liability Committee. André’s earlier career with the EBRD includes being a country director in Ukraine, the second largest country of EBRD investment in 2008-2013, and a country director in Kazakhstan in 2004-2008. Before this, André led project teams investing equity and debt in financial institutions across 12 EBRD countries in 1996-2004, simultaneously being the EBRD-wide coordinator for capital markets and stock exchanges and the financial sector coordinator for several countries. André has served on the boards of over 30 banks, insurance companies, equity funds and enterprises. André started his banking career as one of the first commercial bankers in Estonia in 1992, heading the international departments of Tartu Kommertspank and Tallinna Pank. He then moved to Germany, working for a private bank Schröder Münchmeyer Hengst, and for Dresdner Bank until 1996. An Estonian national, André graduated with MSc from Tallinn University of Technology, studying also in Sweden, Germany, Finland and Hungary. He is also a graduate of Estonian Business School and Stockholm School of Economics. André is fluent in five languages.

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