Luca Lazzaroli serves as Director General, Deputy Head of EIB’s Lending Operations. Lazzaroli holds an Economics and Finance degree from the Sapienza University of Rome where he also pursued his post-graduate studies after studying at the Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He joined the EIB in 1992 in the risk department, subsequently moved to the Italian operational department and in the second half of 2000 worked for the Italian PPP Task Force as Head of the financial unit. In 2001-2006 he was with the Benelux Division as Deputy Division Head. In 2006 he was appointed Head of Division in charge of lending to infrastructure projects and PPPs in Spain. In 2011 he was appointed Head of the South-East Europe lending department (covering Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus). In 2014 he was promoted Deputy Director General of Lending Operations and subsequently Deputy Secretary General.