Dr. Heike Harmgart is the Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern
Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Based in Cairo, Dr. Harmgart is responsible for the formulation and delivery of EBRD’s
strategy and business plan for the SEMED region including Egypt, Jordan, Morocco,
Lebanon and Palestine. Dr. Harmgart manages a team of 150 staff with an annual
business volume of over €2 billion.
A German national, Dr. Harmgart joined the EBRD in 2006 as an economist. In 2013,
she became EBRD’s first Head of Office in Jordan, based in Amman. She was
appointed Director for the Eastern Mediterranean region after EBRD expanded under
her local leadership into Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza in 2017.
Prior to joining EBRD she worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Institute
for Fiscal Studies. She holds a PhD in economics from the University College London.