Having joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1992, Ms Hargitai has worked in various positions at EBRD, including as country manager in the Western Balkans countries, Hungary and Croatia as well asDirector for Country Strategy and Results Management and, recently, Director, EU Funds Co-Financing & Financial Instruments. As of 1 April 2018 she has been appointed to the role of Director, Regional Head of Western Balkans.
The EBRD is an international financial institution established in 1991 and its shareholders are from 66 countries from five continents plus the European Union and the European Investment Bank. It supports the development of competitive, inclusive, green, resilient, well-governed and integrated market economy, through investments (€9.7 billion in 2017) and advisory services, in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia.
The EBRD has invested close to €11 billion in the Western Balkans to date working with the private sector, financial institutions as well as in the energy and infrastructure sectors.