Roger Havenith

Deputy Chief Executive, EIF

Roger Havenith is Deputy Chief Executive of the EIF since 1 January 2016.

In his role, Roger is part of the Fund’s governance providing leadership and direction to the institution. He deputizes for the CE in the day-to-day management of the Fund, has specific responsibilities for supervising the mandate management, finance and middle/back-office services and acts as main senior counterpart for the EU institutions.

Previously, he had several key roles at the EC: among others, he was a Commission negotiator in charge of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) SME Window, as part of the Investment Plan for Europe. He also led the EC’s Designated Service responsible for the negotiation, implementation and oversight of financial instruments under CIP, EPMF, MAP and other initiatives.

He has a B.A. in Business Administration from HEC St. Louis in Brussels (Belgium) and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel; He also earned a postgraduate degree in European Studies from Institut d’Etudes européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and M.A. as conference interpreter from Institut supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes/ULB