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Pim van Ballekom

Vice President, European Investment Bank

Pim van Ballekom was appointed Vice President of the European Investment Bank in January 2012. His responsibilities include transport and transport infrastructure (TTI) including TEN-T, financing of natural resources and agribusiness / Bio-Economy, financing operations in the BENELUX, Turkey and ACP-OCT policies and financing operations in ACP countries and OCTs (except West Africa and the Pacific) and the Republic of South Africa. He is also Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Mr. Van Ballekom has held many roles including Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Bolkestein responsible for Internal Market, Taxation and Customs Union Head, Netherlands Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), head of International Public Affairs at APG Pension Group, Financial Counsellor and Head of the Financial Section at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU, and various positions within the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands. Pim van Ballekom holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Leiden.