Caroline Galvan

Independent Director
🇬🇧  London

Caroline is Associate Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where she works as Senior Economist in the Country Economics, Strategy & Policy Unit. Most recently, she developed EBRD’s Digital Development Approach, including its digital policies, investment and advisory activities until 2025. She also originated and led EBRD’s cross-sectoral Cyber Working Group, where she developed the Bank’s cybersecurity offering as a necessary complement to its digital development ambitions, including securing donor-financing from key shareholders. Caroline also served as adviser to the Vice-President,Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer on strategic issues, including the Bank’s annual Strategy Implementation Plan, the Strategic and Capital Framework 2021-2025 and high-level discussions on the future of the European Financial Architecture Framework. She joined EBRD in the Country Strategies & EU Affairs Unit in the Vice-Presidency for Policy & Partnerships, where she led Country Strategies across > 20 EBRD Teams, working at the intersection of economic policy, political and legal risk and institutional strategic priorities to identify the Bank’s investment activities and policy engagement in its 37 Countries of Operations.

From 2011-2017, Caroline was Practice Lead in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Team, where she served as Economist for sub-Saharan Africa and Europe and was Content Lead of the Global Risks Report Series which sparked her interest in Emerging Technologies. Caroline started her career in the European Commission’s DG Economic & Financial Affairs, working with the Economic Advisers under Klaus Regling. Caroline holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Groningen, a MSc (cum laude) in Economics from the University of Tilburg, and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.