Richard Jones
Richard Jones
Speaker
Director, SME Finance and Development, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

EBRD

United Kingdom

Richard Jones has more than twenty years of experience in development finance. He began his career at the UK Treasury and the European Commission before joining the EBRD in 2003. He has held a number of positions at the Bank, including Director of Donor Co-financing (2009-2013), Head of Office in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (2014-2016), Director of the President’s Office (2017), and EBRD representative in Beijing in a secondment at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (2018-2019). During the pandemic he led the EBRD’s crisis response “Solidarity Package”, as well as the Bank’s institutional commitment to the goals of the Paris Agreement. He was appointed in March 2022 to his current role as Director, SME Finance and Development, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

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2023 Green Sectorial Webinar - Agro-food processing

In this session, seasoned experts and SMEs who are actively pursuing their green business opportunities in the agro-food processing sector share the implications of physical and transitional climate change risks. 
A packaging expert will outline the risks of inactions for SMEs and refine action points across hotspots in the industry. Moreover, SMEs will share how integrating greener practices has impacted their bottom line.

Jacopo Monzini
Senior Natural Resources Management Officer,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mesut Avci
Chief Engineer,
EBRD Green Economy Financing Facility
Kees Koeleman
International Advisory Team Co-Ordinator,
EBRD
Abdel Rahman Alzubaidi
Chief Executive Officer,
Ivvest LLC
Iride Ceccacci
Associate Director, Agribusiness Advisory,
EBRD
Moderator
Richard Jones
Director, SME Finance and Development, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean,
EBRD