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    Barbara BALKE

    Secretary General

    • 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer

    Curriculum Vitae

    This CV is based on information provided to the EIB by the person concerned.

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    • German


    • Since 1 January 2023: Appointed as Secretary General of the European Investment Bank and continues to serve as General Counsel until 30 June 2023
    • From May 2022: Appointed as acting Director General of the Personnel Directorate of the European Investment Bank; continued to serve as General Counsel
    • 2020: Appointed as Director General of the Legal Directorate and General Counsel of the European Investment Bank
    • 2018: Appointed as Deputy General Counsel of the EIB
    • 2013-2018: Director and Head of Department, Legal Department, Corporate, EIB, responsible for advice on the EIB Statute and all corporate policy documents, mandates and borrowing/treasury operations
    • 2008-2013: Deputy Director of Human Resources, EIB
    • 2006-2008: Head of EIB Division responsible for legal aspects of financing operations in Central and Eastern Europe
    • 1999-2006: Various positions within the EIB’s Legal Service
    • 1996-1999: Attorney at law (Rechtsanwältin) with Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund (later Freshfields Deringer)
    • 1992-1996: Legal trainee (Rechtsreferendarin), Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf


    • 1996: Admitted to the bar in Cologne, Germany
    • 1996: Doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.), University of Bonn
    • 1992: Master of Laws (LLM), University of Edinburgh
    • 1986-1991: Degree in Law (Staatsexamen), University of Bonn


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