Suma Chakrabarti

Sir Suma Chakrabarti is the sixth President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). President Chakrabarti has extensive experience in international development economics and policy-making, as well as in designing and implementing wider public service reforms. Most recently he held the position of Permanent Secretary at the British Ministry of Justice and was its most senior civil servant. Prior to this, President Chakrabarti headed the UK’s Department for International Development. He also worked in the British Treasury in the late 1990s and in the Cabinet Office in the early 2000s. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, President Chakrabarti took a Master’s in Development Economics at the University of Sussex. He also holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Sussex and East Anglia, and Bucharest’s University of Economic Studies. President Chakrabarti was born in West Bengal, India, in 1959.


Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«You should have a clear vision of where you want to go. The brand image of Ukraine in the world has tainted in the recent years. It’s a pity. And you are to pay high price for that»