Debora Revoltella is the Director of the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank and has held this position since April 2011. The Department provides impact-driven economic analysis to support operations, the global positioning as well as the policy and strategy definition of the bank. The department comprises 30 economists, working in three divisions – Economic Studies, Country and Financial Sector Analysis and Policy and Strategy. Main publications of the department include the Annual Report on Investment and Investment Finance in Europe, regular Economic Notes on structural issues concerning the European economy and publications on the state of the banking sector of the different regions of operations of the EIB (CESEE, ENCA, North African Countries, ACP, etc.). The Economic Department is also in charge of the EIB Report on Results – which assesses the development impact of projects financed by the EIB under various mandates.
Debora holds a degree in Economics and a Master in Economics from Bocconi University as well as a PhD in Economics from the University of Ancona in Italy. After the experience as an adjunct Professor in Macroeconomics at Bocconi University, Debora joined the research department of Banca Commerciale Italiana, a leading Italian Bank. In 2001, she joined UniCredit as the Chief Economist for Central and Eastern Europe. She managed a team of 40 economists in charge of supporting the institution in its regional growth strategy. During these years, the department developed into a leading research centre for the region.
Debora is member of the Steering Committees of the Vienna Initiative and the CompNet, an alternate member of the Board of the Joint Vienna Institute and a member of the Boards of the SUERF and the Euro 50 Group.