Eila Kreivi

Eila Kreivi

Eila Kreivi

Eila Kreivi joined the IFFIm Board of Directors on 1 July.

Eila Kreivi joined the IFFIm Board of Directors on 1 July. She is a former Director and Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and currently acts as an independent sustainable finance expert and advisor. In March 2024 she joined the Board of Directors of Finnvera, a state-owned special financing company in Finland. 

Ms Kreivi joined EIB in 1995 as a capital markets officer. She went on to become the Head of Funding for the Americas, Asia & Pacific and headed the Capital Markets Department as its Director from April 2011 to January 2022. Between March 2018 and January 2022, and she was an alternate Board member of the European Investment Fund (EIF). She served as Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor reporting to the Secretary General from February 2022 to February 2024. Prior to joining EIB, she worked at the Union Bank of Finland and Société Générale in Helsinki and Paris. 

Ms Kreivi chaired the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (2015-2018), represented the EIB at various EU expert groups on sustainable finance (2017-2018), represented the EIB at the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2018-2020). and has been a member of the Platform on Sustainable Finance (2020-present). Additionally, she has been involved as an external expert to the High-Level Working Group on the Environmental Consequences of the War in Ukraine and is a regular interlocutor on ESG topics to the European Stability Mechanism. In July 2020, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

Eila holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Abo Akademi in Finland and is fluent in Finnish, English, French, and Swedish.