Janet Heckman

Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED)

Janet Heckman is Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the EBRD. She was appointed to this position in 2017.

Based in Cairo, she is responsible for the formulation and delivery of the EBRD strategy and business plan for the region, which covers Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza. She is also the EBRD Country Head for Egypt. She was previously EBRD’s Country Director for Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining the EBRD, Janet Heckman was Managing Director for Citi’s corporate banking activities in Algeria and held many field roles in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Bahrain with a focus on corporate banking.

She has a Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and she also studied at the American University in Beirut.