Bruno Robino, Head of fi-compass at the European Investment Bank

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Bruno is Head of fi-compass at the European Investment Bank, leading the team implementing a unique advisory platform on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds. Combining the experience gained in the private sector, at the European Commission (EC), at the European Investment Fund (EIF) and at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Bruno cumulates more than 28 years of direct involvement in financial instruments focusing on SMEs, access to finance, innovation, venture capital and private equity, debt and guarantee products, microfinance as well as on the provision of technical assistance and capacity building services.

Prior to the EIB, Bruno spent eight years at the EIF acting as Head of Region for JEREMIE operations in Italy, France, Malta and Spain: he has been instrumental in the launch and follow-up of nine JEREMIE Holding Fund operations. Bruno joined EIF in 2000 and, as an investment manager, carried out investments in venture capital and private equity funds in the Benelux, the UK, France, Italy, Greece and Spain, holding several advisory board positions in various risk capital funds. Previously, spent six years as an advisor to the EC for initiatives related to innovation financing for SMEs in the framework of the INNOVATION Programme. In 2007, was appointed Adjunct Professor lecturing on Innovation Management at the Master of Business Administration programme of the John F. Welch College of Business – Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg.

Bruno holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management and an MBA and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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