The Euromoney Lebanon Conference 2017

Janet Heckman

Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED)


Janet Heckman is the managing director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She started in the role in February 2017. Based in Cairo, Ms Heckman is responsible for the formulation and delivery of the EBRD’s strategy and business plan for this new region of operations, covering Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. Ms Heckman is also the EBRD’s country director for Egypt. In the course of her long career at Citi, she was managing director for its corporate bank activities in Algeria and held many field roles in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Bahrain with a focus on corporate banking. She also had responsibility for global relationship banking across Citi’s Central Eastern Europe Middle East Africa (CEEMEA) region and later for Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) industrial clients and CEEMEA consumer industries and healthcare. Ms Heckman holds a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a BA in History from Kenyon College. She also studied at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

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