Lin O’Grady has more than 30 years of experience, working internationally in the infrastructure sector, both on public and private sector transactions. She joined the Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure Team as Deputy Director in July 2011. Prior to that she was a Banker in the EBRD’s Transport Team, covering all transport modes and working mainly in the Former Soviet Union and South East Europe.
Lin started her career as an ODI (Overseas Development Institute) fellow in Southern Africa and went after this to work for the Department for International Development (DFID), then known as ODA. She then worked in the private sector, in transport consultancy, followed by the European Commissions’ TACIS (Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States) programme.
Latterly, at EBRD, she has been involved increasingly in climate finance and, as such, is one of the architects of EBRD’s Green Cities initiative, where the Bank has committed funds in the amount of EUR 1 billion to tackle environmental challenges, through investments and policy reforms, in Cities across the Bank’s countries of operation. Lin has a BA in Economics and an MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering.