Patricia Dowden

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Patricia Dowden, Senior Vice President, Core States Bank (Ret.)

"Pat, a retired Senior Vice President of Core States Bank (now Wachovia Bank), began her Russia career in 1997 as manager of a World Bank Financial Institutions Development Project. She led the World Bank team as they worked with Alfa Bank, now recognized as the largest private national bank in Russia. Pat and her team assisted Alfa Officers to prepare for the 1998 financial crash. Alfa weathered the crash with fewer consequences than other Russian banks. Pat continues to be active in Russian projects, assisting CCI programs and other smaller projects. She has done extensive research into the role of Russia’s first post-Socialist entrepreneurs. Pat has also done consulting for banks in Armenia. She is a member of the board of directors of the Global Interdependence Center. " [1]

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  1. Directors, Center for Citizen Initiatives, accessed July 15, 2010.