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LGBTs in transition

LONDON – On the occasion of the 2018 EBRD Diversity Week, SPECTRUM engaged in a dialogue with staff, LGBTs and allies, to discuss what it meant to be out in the EBRD regions of operations – spanning from Morocco to Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

The discussion helped understand how the Bank’s mission, by supporting the private sector and empowering people, contributes to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace, across its 36 countries of operation.

   The panel was moderated by Charlotte Ruhe, MD For Central Europe and the Baltics, and introduced by Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist.

The Panellists:      

Amir Shaikezhanov (Kazakh LGBT activist);

Vlad Viski (Romanian LGBT activist, founding member of the activist group MozaiQ);

Peter Arvai (Hungary, CEO and founder of Prezi);

Marcin Tomaszewski, Associate Economist, EBRD Warsaw RO;

Pride of Arabia (TBC)

The discussion was held at EBRD HQ in London, Wednesday October 3, 2018.

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