Chief Executive

Marjut Falkstedt took up her appointment as EIF Chief Executive on 1 January 2023. She is returning to the EIF after 7 years, having previously served as Deputy Chief Executive in 2007-2015.  

A Finnish national, Marjut Falkstedt began her career at Dresdner Bank before joining the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission in 1996. She held various roles in the field of SME and infrastructure financing until 2013 and was also advisor to the European Commission’s representatives on the Board of Directors of the EIF in 2001-2007. After her DCE role in the EIF, she was appointed to Deputy Secretary General at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in September 2015, and subsequently promoted to Secretary General there in 2018.

Commenting on her new appointment, Marjut Falkstedt said: “I am pleased to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund, especially at a time when the role of the institution is becoming even more important. It is a huge pleasure for me to return to the EIF and be given a chance to lead an institution that plays a crucial role in supporting businesses across Europe.”

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