Shiva Dustdar

Head of Division
European Investment Bank

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Shiva Dustdar has over 28 years of experience in the financial industry working for large private and public institutions in New York, London and Luxembourg. Since joining EIB in 2003, she has worked in risk management, lending and investing in innovative companies and currently heads the Innovation Finance Advisory (IFA) Division in the EIB. IFA provides financial advice to public and private entities, performing market studies and developing new financial products to meet the financing needs in green, digital, gender-smart and health-related sectors.

Shiva started her career in 1993 at J.P. Morgan Investment Banking in New York  working in M&A, Project Finance and Emerging Markets before joining Fitch Rating Agency in 1999 to set up its European High Yield rating business. She holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an Executive MBA from London Business School (LBS). She is a regular speaker on innovation and impact financing, gender smart investing, digital and green financing and actively engaged in networks that promote sustainable and mission oriented financing.