Dubravka Nègre has been heading EIB Regional Representation for the Western Balkans since September 2016.
She came from Luxembourg where she has been working in the Lending Operations of the EIB since 2004 as a Loan Officer. In the last three years, Dubravka was responsible for Public-Private Partnerships and Project Finance operations in Ireland, France, UK, and Benelux. Until 2013, she was responsible for EIB’s operations in the Balkans. She negotiated and executed the first PPP in the region (financing of airport concession in Zagreb). For this project, she won Project Finance Deal of the Year 2013 and EMEA Finance Magazine European Deal 2013 in London. She initiated the establishment of the Western Balkan Investment Framework (WBIF) and the Western Balkan Enterprise Development Innovation Facility (WB EDIF). Before joining EIB, she worked in the media as a Television Producer for CNN, covering conflicts in the Balkans and the war in Afghanistan, for which she won an award in the USA from the US National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. She graduated Finance and Banking at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, and holds a Master degree in International Finance and Management from Bocconi University in Milan and Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles. Dubravka speaks fluently English, French, Italian and Serbian. She is married with two children.