Jonathan Charles is New EBRD Communications Director

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has appointed Jonathan Charles as director of its communications department, effective February 2011.

    Charles, an award-winning journalist, currently presents and edits the BBC World News European Breakfast program. He has served various senior correspondent positions in Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris and New York and has routinely covered events in Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe.

    Charles will be replacing Reijo Kemppinen, who stepped down from EBRD to serve a director-general for press and communications in the European Union Council of Ministers.

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