Suma Chakrabarti, president of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is in Washington, D.C., for the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.
Chakrabarti plans to discuss the bank’s private sector operating model, highlighting the importance of leveraging private sector capital and expertise to meet international sustainable development goals put into place in 2015, according to an EBRD press release.
The EBRD financed $10 billion worth of projects last year while profiting $1.07 billion.
The 2017 Global Infrastructure Forum takes place Saturday and is hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank. Chakrabarti and other top international bank leaders will discuss inclusive and sustainable infrastructure, which is a key priority for the EBRD.
Chakrabarti will also highlight the bank's innovations regarding infrastructure, collaboration with other banks and private-sector finance.