Join Bloomberg for an exclusive EU Elections Series event with Nadia Calviño, President of the European Investment Bank Group.

The EIB Group President will outline her vision for the future of ‘The Climate Bank’, the EIB’s strategy for accelerating digital and technological innovation, stepping up investments in security and defense, pioneering the Capital Markets Union, supporting Ukraine and delivering strategic investments through the Global Gateway Initiative.

The keynote by President Calviño will be followed by a high-level fireside chat and Q&A session moderated by Arlene McCarthy, Special Advisor to Michael R. Bloomberg. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.

This event is on-the-record and will be followed by a networking reception.

This event is by invitation only.


17.30 – 17.35

Welcome remarks
Maria Laura Formisano, Head of EU Office, Bloomberg

17.35 – 17:45

Keynote address
Nadia Calviño, President of the European Investment Bank

17:45 – 18:30

Fireside Chat
Moderated by Arlene McCarthy, Special Advisor to Michael R. Bloomberg

18:30 – 20.00

Networking reception


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Nadia Calviño

European Investment Bank Group

President Nadia Calviño is a Spanish economist and lawyer with a prominent career as civil servant and politician in the Spanish government and the European Commission.

Before becoming President of the European Investment Bank Group on January 1st 2024, Ms. Calviño served from June 2018 until December 2023 as Vice-President of Spain, Minister for Economy, Trade and Business and Minister for Economy and Digitalization. She chaired the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF in 2022-2023.

Before joining the Spanish government, Ms. Calviño had a 12-year tenure at the European Commission where she was Deputy Director General for Competition, Deputy Director General for Financial Services, and Director General responsible for the EU Budget since 2014.

Her earlier career in Spain encompassed various managerial positions as a civil servant at the Ministry for Economy, focusing on areas such as macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, foreign trade and economic policy, before becoming Director General for Competition in 2004.

In addition to her career in public service, Ms. Calviño was associated professor at the Faculty of Economics of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and has authored numerous articles.

Her expertise and leadership have been recognised with several prestigious awards, including the “US Foreign Policy Association Medal,” the “Women and Technology Award,” and the “Master of Digital” award, showcasing her contributions in the areas of technological development and international cooperation.

Ms. Calviño holds a degree in economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a degree in law from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

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Laura Formisano

Head of EU Office

Maria Laura Formisano is the Head of EU Office for Bloomberg’s Government Relations Team. Since taking up her role in 2020, she heads Bloomberg L.P.’s operations in Brussels and is responsible for driving Bloomberg’s engagement with the EU Institutions on key regulatory initiatives in the area of financial services.

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Arlene McCarthy

Special Advisor to Michael R. Bloomberg

Arlene McCarthy OBE is Special Advisor to the President of Bloomberg on Strategic Affairs and Special Advisor to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Team on Climate, Climate Finance and Environment programmes.

When & Where

Monday 13 May 2024
17:30 – 20:00
Registration opens at 17.00

Bloomberg Brussels office
Bd Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels



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