EU Bank welcomes election of Mario Centeno, Portugal’s Finance Minister and Chairman of the EIB Board of Governors, to President of the Eurogroup
- Release date: 05 December 2017
- Reference: 2017-350-EN
The EU Bank welcomes the election of Mario Centeno, Portugal’s Finance Minister, to President of the Eurogroup. Minister Centeno currently chairs the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank.
“Mario Centeno is an outstanding choice for chairman of the Eurogroup”, said Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank. “He is serving his country well, consolidating Portugal’s growing reputation as an economic success story. And in his role as chairman of the EU Bank’s Board of Governors, he is helping the EIB build on its strong track record and contribute to the EU's economy and financial system. I very much look forward to working with him in his new role as well as to continuing to cooperate with him as President of the EIB.”
The Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank comprises the Ministers of Finance of all the Member States of the European Union.