Heike Freimuth

head of the European Investment Bank Group Office for Germany,

Heike Freimuth took her current position as Head of the EIB Group Office for Germany located in Berlin as of 1st September 2021. She has been with European Investment Bank (EIB) since 1995, mainly in the Lending Operations Directorate, where she has been working on a broad range of lending transactions covering sovereign, corporate lending as well as credit lines and structured finance deals in Africa. Since 2011, she has been heading various teams dealing with more horizontal administrative, strategy, policy and communication matters as well as institutional relationships with stakeholders and development partners for the non-EU activities of the Bank, lately the division for Institutional & Policy Affairs for the EU Neighbouring Countries. From June 2019 until August 2021, she was seconded to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as Senior Advisor on EU-Africa affairs in the context of the German EU-Presidency.

An agricultural economist with an MBA, Ms Freimuth started her professional career as a consultant for SME Promotion and Entrepreneurial Training at LUSO CONSULT GmbH in Cologne, developing and implementing programmes mainly in Africa, but also Central Europe and Central and Southern Asia.

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