Head of Regional Office for the Western Balkans, European Investment Bank
Dubravka Nègre has been heading the European Investment Bank’s Regional Representation for the Western Balkans since August 2016. EIB, European Union’s bank, is the world’s largest multilateral lender and borrower, and one of the largest lenders in the Western Balkans (including Serbia) with over EUR 11 billion committed financing since 2001.
Prior to coming to Belgrade, Dubravka was responsible for EIB’s Public-Private Partnerships and Project Finance transactions in Ireland, France, UK, and Benelux. She closed financings for projects in the renewable energy, transport as well as the healthcare, among others.
She negotiated and executed the first Public-Private Partnership in Croatia. For this project, she won Project Finance Deal of the Year and EMEA Finance Magazine European Deal 2013 in London.
Between 2004 and 2013, Dubravka led EIB operations in Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. She appraised, negotiated and signed numerous transactions in education, energy, health, R&D, telecommunications and transport sectors.
She wrote several research papers in the field of Public-Private Partnerships in cooperation with Belgrade University, and is a guest lecturer at University College London.
Before joining EIB, Dubravka worked as a Television Producer for Cable News Network International (CNNI), covering conflicts, including the war in Afghanistan. She won the award from the US National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences.
She graduated Finance and Banking at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, and holds Master degree in International Finance and Management from SDA Bocconi University in Milan and Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles.
Dubravka speaks fluently English, French, Italian and Serbian. She is married with four children.