Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development's small-business department.
Nov. 18, 1955, in Columbia, S.C.
Earned a PhD in the Soviet economy at the London School of Economics in 1990.
Came to Russia for the EBRD as the Soviet Union was breaking up in 1991. Her lobbying to develop small business paid off in 1994 when the EBRD launched its first small-business fund in Russia with some $300 million.
In Hampstead, London, but spends half the year looking after the bank's operations in Russia and Eastern Europe.