Chief Executive

Alain Godard is EIF Chief Executive since January 2020. He has been appointed to this role following his successful track record as Director General and Chief Risk Officer at the European Investment Bank (EIB), during which he had major contributions to:

He is founder and since 2008, co-chair of Global Emerging Markets (GEMs), an international consortium of multilateral development banks, international financial institutions and national promotional banks, promoting investments in emerging countries by sharing expertise and financial data.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and an MBA from the ICN Business School, DEC, and alumni of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).


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