Death of Francis Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse des Dépôts
12 December 2006
We were deeply shocked to hear of the death of
Mr Francis MAYER
in Paris, on 9 December, after a long illness.
Francis Mayer was a member of the EIB's Management Committee from 1999 to 2002, before becoming CEO of the Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) in Paris.
This inspired appointment was the crowning achievement in the career of a man possessed of exceptional energy, who was deeply committed to the task of building Europe and particularly attached to Franco-German friendship. A former German teacher and graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA - class of 1979), Francis Mayer was an outstanding financier and first-class negotiator. Before he joined the EIB, his work at the helm of the Paris Club had been highly valued. He had also been a member of the EIB's Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999 and of the EIF's Board from 2001 to 2002.
He will be remembered at the Bank as the driving force behind the concept of FEMIP and as a true humanist and a strong personality, who made a marked impression on all those with whom he had dealings.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary T.D. today (Thursday the 30th of July) launched a €500 million expansion to the Future Growth Loan, the government’s scheme to support SMEs, farmers and fishing. The additional funding will be provided by the EIB Group.
Pursuant to Article 27 of the Bank’s Rules of Procedure, Ms Beatrice DEVILLON-COHEN (former Managing Director – Head of Derivatives Trading, Société Générale, London) was proposed as a candidate to perform the duties of an observer to the Audit Committee.
By letter dated 11 June 2020, Mr Audrius LINARTAS (Executive Director at the Authority of Audit, Accounting, Property Valuation and Insolvency Management under the Ministry of Finance, Lithuania) was nominated by the Republic of Lithuania, by common accord with the constituency of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden for appointment as a member of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank.