Jessica Pulay has had a long and varied career in both private and public sector finance and capital markets.
Ms Pulay’s background includes 16 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London where she was Deputy Head of Funding, responsible for the EBRD’s borrowing programme and their listed equity divestments. Prior to joining the EBRD in 1999, Jessica worked as an executive director in the debt capital markets departments at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, and was also a managing director at Deutsche Bank, responsible for financing governments and supranational organisations. She started her capital markets career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 1987.
Since 2015 Ms Pulay has been Co-Head of Policy and Markets at the UK Debt Management Office (DMO), where her responsibilities include managing (and providing policy advice on) the UK government’s debt issuance and cash management strategy, as well as leading the research and business operations areas. In addition, she is an executive member of the DMO’s managing board.
Ms Pulay also contributes to education and the arts as a trustee of the Wallace Collection, a former trustee of the Arts Foundation and a committee member of the Cliveden Literary Festival. From 1998 she gave 17 years of service to Queen’s College, a London-based school, where she was vice chairman of the governing council. Following her experience in the 2004 Asian tsunami, Ms Pulay helped to establish the Rewatha Orphanage in Sri Lanka.
Ms Pulay graduated with an MA/BA (Hons) degree from Christ Church, Oxford University. Her appointment to the IFFIm Board is in a personal capacity.