Gretchen Biery is the head of operations for Lebanon at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

She held strategic and operational positions in the multilateral development banks and US Treasury Department.

She worked for the World Bank in several countries on financial management and service delivery capacity.

She was also a political risk consultant advising multinational companies on energy investments.

She holds a master degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University and a degree in international political science from the University of Louisville.