Лиляна Павлова

Lilyana Pavlova

Vice-President of European Investment Bank

Lilyana Pavlova is Vice President and Member of the Management Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) since November 1, 2019. Pavlova is the first representative of Bulgaria in the Management Board of the EU Bank.

Vice-President Pavlova’s areas of oversight include the cohesion policy, financing of economic and social cohesion, advisory, Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) and European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH), Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (JESSICA), IT and data governance, the Strategy for the Danube region Financing operations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and Turkey. Vice-President Pavlova also oversees the relations with the Vienna Initiative and the the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDV).

Lilyana Pavlova held a number of state positions both in the government and in the National Assembly. She has been part of the Bulgarian government since 2009, as Deputy Minister, two terms as Minister of Regional Development and Public Works (2011-2013 and 2014-2017) and is the first woman to hold this post in Bulgaria. Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.