Director, Head of Agribusiness, EBRD
Natalya Zhukova is the Director of the Agribusiness Sector department, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD is an international financing
institution owned by 67 countries, from 5 continents and 2 intergovernmental organizations (EU and EIB). The Bank operates in 38 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
The EBRD is the largest provider of financing to the private agribusiness sector in this region. It provides over €800 million annually of financing to the sector with a total portfolio of more than €3 billion of investments. The institution counts amongst its agribusiness clients leading international and local companies, operating throughout the food chain from farming to agro-processing, food distribution, and retail.
Natalya joined the EBRD at the end of 2004 as an Associate Banker in the Agribusiness team progressing to Associate Director in 2010. During this time, she was instrumental in increasing the Agribusiness Portfolio in Russia. In 2015, Natalya assumed a temporary regional responsibility for Agribusiness in Turkey, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and was Regional Head of Agribusiness in Russia, Central Asia, Greece and Cyprus, until 2017 when she became Head of Agribusiness.
Before joining the EBRD, Natalya worked as a Deputy Head of the Risk Analysis division at VTB retail arm, DeltaCredit, and in the private sector.