Dr Jelena Madir
Dr Jelena Madir is the course convenor for Corporate Governance and Compliance and International Project Finance. Jelena heads the Financial Law Unit within EBRD's Legal Transition Team - a dedicated unit focused on legal reform in the areas of corporate governance, insolvency and access to finance. She also serves as the Secretary to EBRD's Sanctions Board, whose role is to assess whether allegations by the Chief Compliance Officer that EBRD's counterparties have engaged in corrupt practices are adequately substantiated and justify the imposition of sanctions against the accused counterparties.
Prior to joining EBRD, Jelena worked as a finance and capital markets lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, DC; Shearman & Sterling LLP in Frankfurt, Germany; and Privredna Banka and DLA Piper LLP in Zagreb, Croatia. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA Government and Asian Studies) and Columbia University School of Law (JD) and is qualified in Washington, DC and England and Wales. Jelena also lectures at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia. She has published a number of articles and books in Croatia on capital markets and corporate governance issues.