Barbara Balke

Director of Legal Department Corporate, European Investment Bank,

Barbara has been heading the EIB’s Legal Department/Corporate since 2013. In this function, Barbara has been closely involved in the devcelopment of Financial Instruments and Blending Instruments implemented by EIB. She was part of the EIB team behind the development of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in 2015/2016 and is currently working on EIB’s strategy for the next MFF.

Barbara’s career with the EIB started in 1999 as Legal Counsel Institutional Affairs. From 2001 to 2006 she worked as legal counsel on lending operations in Central and Eastern Europe, working amongst other things on the EIB’s first lending operations in Russia and the creation of blending instruments in Central European countries. In 2006 she was appointed Head of Division “Central and Eastern Europe, Legal Department – Operations”. From 2008 to 2013 she was Deputy Director of Human Resources.

Before joining the EIB, Barbara worked as a German qualified attorney at Deringer Tessin Herrmann und Sedemund / Freshfields Deringer, Cologne and Brussels.

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