Nandita Parshad is the Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she heads a group of 200 staff covering the power, energy, transport, social infrastructure, and municipal infrastructure sectors in all the Bank’s countries of operation. This Group invests on EBRD account over EUR 3.5 billion a year in more than 100 new transactions, representing a third of the Bank’s annual business activity. The Group holds a portfolio of about EUR 20 billion.
Nandita has 30 years’ experience in financing and investing in the energy and infrastructure sector in diverse emerging economies such as India, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, Mongolia, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa. Since joining EBRD in 1992, Nandita has led several complex project financings involving debt, equity, syndications and intensive policy dialogue at the highest level in Governments and with reputable domestic and international strategic investors. Nandita led the Energy & Natural Resources Business Group prior to her current role. She is a Member of the Energy Transition Commission and Member, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Energy. Nandita has also held various Supervisory Board and Board of Directors memberships in investee companies and served as a Director on the International Board and Trustee of the United World Colleges.
Prior to working at the EBRD, Nandita worked as a consultant for the World Bank in the Finance Department in Washington D.C. in 1986-1987 and from 1988-1992 as a Project Officer in the Energy Sector in New Delhi, India.
Nandita was born in Calcutta, India and holds both her undergraduate (A.B. 1986) and graduate degrees (MPA 1988) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She continues to support a number of charities in India and is also an active volunteer with the Princeton Alumni Schools Committees in India and the UK.