She heads a team covering a diverse group of transition countries in Central Asia, Caucasus, Turkey, South Mediterranean and Africa. Ms Sitdikova has over 20 years of experience in emerging markets with both the private and public sectors, leading complex financings involving debt, equity, syndications and policy dialogue with the governments.
The EBRD is a major investor in the energy sector where Ms Sitdikova has led projects with a specific focus on decarbonisation, renewables and energy infrastructure underpinned by the Bank’s mandate of supporting energy transition and promoting private sector development. Under Aida’s leadership the team has grown into a major player in the regional energy sector with the annual volume of investments over EUR680 million and portfolio of EUR5.5 billion. She is spearheading policy engagement with the respective governments in the areas of decarbonisation, renewables, cost reflective tariffs and commercialization of regulated sectors, as well as gender and inclusion.
Prior to joining the Bank in 2001 Ms Sitdikova worked in private equity.
She holds the MBA degree in International Finance from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, and a CFA designation.