(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 6. Holger
Wiefel has been appointed Head of the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Tajikistan, and he will be
based in Dushanbe from July 1, 2023, trend reports.
Wiefel expressed his intention to use his professional
and regional experience to achieve important goals in Tajikistan in
connection with his appointment.
He pointed out that among the priorities will be the
introduction of green technologies, digitalization, expansion of
access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, support
for women entrepreneurs, strengthening resilience to climate change
and modernization of key infrastructure.
Wiefel noted that he is looking forward to this
Holger Wiefel is a German citizen and joined the EBRD
in 2013, bringing with him rich professional experience from
various regions, including the Caucasus, China and Eastern
He previously worked as a coordinator of the EBRD's
lending programs for small and medium-sized enterprises in a vast
region from Ukraine to Central Asia. He has been involved in the
management of the group on financing and development of small and
medium-sized businesses in Central Asia and Mongolia in recent
Holger Wiefel is a graduate economist with a Master's
degree in Business Administration from the Mannheim Business School
(Germany) and Shanghai Tongji University (China).
The EBRD has invested 892 million euros in the economy
of Tajikistan within the framework of 158 projects.
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