Shiva Dustdar

European Investment Bank

Shiva[2]Head of Innovation Finance Advisory, Advisory Services Department

Shiva is currently working at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, where she is heading the Research, Development and Innovation Advisory Services, a new joint initiative with the European Commission (DG R&I). She has been at the EIB since 2003, first in its Risk Management Directorate, then in its EU Lending Directorate where she was responsible for financing of R&D projects using the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF).

Before joining the EIB, Shiva worked at Fitch as Director of High Yield where she was responsible for developing the agency’s European High Yield rating business. Prior to Fitch, Shiva worked from 1993-1999 at the M&A Advisory of J.P. Morgan in New York and then in its Investment Banking Group in London. She was also co-founder of the European High Yield Association in 2000 which is now part of the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).

Shiva graduated from Columbia University (NY) in Economics with Magna cum Laude and holds an Executive MBA from London Business School (LBS).

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