Tasks carried out at the EIB head office in Luxembourg cover the whole project cycle, from identification to appraisal and actual project implementation and operation. To carry out its mandates, the teams also rely on field presence.
Vice President responsible for investment operations in Africa for the European Investment Bank: Plutarchos Sakellaris
Director General of Operations Outside Europe: Tamsyn Barton
Director of the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific- IF Department: Patrick Walsh
The EIB has a physical presence in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean and Pacific regions through its five regional offices: the Dakar office serving Western Africa and Sahel; the Nairobi office serving East and Central Africa; the Tshwane (Pretoria) office serving Southern Africa and Indian Ocean; the Fort de France office serving the Caribbean; and the Sydney office serving the Pacific.
By channelling local and regional information to headquarters and promoting enduring close relations with operational divisions in Luxembourg, the regional offices are essential to identify project opportunities and add value at the project development and implementation stage, including during monitoring.
The presence of staff locally is also instrumental in raising the profile of the Bank, notably by attending key events in the region. Through its regional presence, the Bank can more readily visit projects regularly and facilitate communication and cooperation/coordination with project promoters, donors, national authorities, European Commission delegations and the civil society.