Shiva Dustdar, Head of the Research, Development and Innovation Advisory Services at European Investment Bank (EIB)

  • Shiva Dustdar is currently working at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg, where she is heading the Research, Development and Innovation Advisory Services, a partnership with the European Commission under the InnovFin Programme of Horizon 2020 (InnovFin Advisory). She has been at the EIB since 2003, first in its Risk Management Directorate, then in its EU Lending Directorate where she was responsible for financing of R&D projects using the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF).

    Before joining the EIB, Shiva worked at Fitch as Director of High Yield where she was responsible for developing the agency’s European High Yield rating business. Prior to Fitch, Shiva worked from 1993-1999 at the M&A Advisory of JP Morgan in New York and then in its Investment Banking Group, covering Emerging Markets in London.

    Shiva graduated from Columbia University (NY) in Economics and holds an Executive MBA from London Business School (LBS). In 2000, Shiva was one the main founding directors of the European High Yield Association (EHYA), which is now part of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).