Speakers at Athens Investment Summit

Yu Zhang


Senior Loan Officer, European Investment Bank

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Mr. Yu Zhang is Senior Loan Officer at the European Investment Bank in the New Products and Special Transactions department, with a focus on Research, Development and Innovation financing across Europe.

In this role he has contributed to the establishment of a financing instrument targeting innovative and high growth small and medium size companies, and to the development of an equity-type risk-sharing financing instrument with pharmaceutical companies targeting the development of new compounds.

Prior to this position, Mr. Zhang worked as a director in debt capital markets at BNP Paribas. As a capital markets banker, he advised a large number of European blue-chip companies in raising capital with various debt instruments.

Mr. Zhang holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also holds several professional certificates, such as actuarial sciences (Université Catholique de Louvain), chartered financial analyst (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute) and financial risk manager (Global Association of Risk Professionals).

At the Athens Investment Summit, he will present the European Investment Bank's credit lines and equity investments in the Greek industry and energy sector.