Director of the Equity, New Products and Special Transactions Department
Alessandro IZZO, born September 5, 1973 in Rome. Holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (International Law) from the Università La Sapienza di Roma (1996), Masters of Law (LLM) from University of East Anglia, UK (1996). Admitted to the Italian Bar (Avvocato) in 1999 and admitted to the Rolls of Solicitors in England and Wales (Solicitor) in 2002. He specialized in international corporate and development finance in London (LLM - University College 2001) and Brussels (MSc - Solvay Business School 2005). Started his professional career in 1996 working on M&A, corporate and project finance as well privatizations with international law firms (Gianni Origoni – Linklaters, Rome and Herbert Smith LLP, London) working first in Rome and subsequently in London to then move into corporate investment banking (Credit Suisse London, Sanpaolo IMI Internazionale). Joined the EIB in September 2004 in Luxembourg first in the legal and then in the lending directorate focusing on infrastructure finance, project finance and PPPs in different markets (Italy, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, Malta). From 2014 to 2017, he has been responsible for the Public Sector, Infrastructure and PPP Unit of the EIB Regional Office covering Italy, Malta and Western Balkans to become then Head of Division for Project Finance and Regulated Business activities of the EIB in Western Europe (France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). He was appointed Director of the Equity, New Products and Special Transactions Department of the Lending Operations Directorate of the EIB in September 2021 becoming responsible for the equity, growth capital and project finance activities of the Bank in the EU.