Head of the Financial Policies and Methodologies Division in the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank (EIB)
Yassine Boudghene is the Head of the Financial Policies and Methodologies Division in the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Together with his team, Yassine formulates recommendations and policy proposals in the areas of Funding, Treasury, ALM and Fund Transfer Pricing, as well as on financial risks managed by the Finance Directorate in first line (i.e. interest rate, FX, liquidity, market and counterparty credit risks). Amongst other projects, his team currently coordinates and steers the Bank-wide project on the transition from LIBOR to new risk-free rates. Prior to joining the EIB, Yassine worked at the European Central Bank, where he was responsible for the direct (micro-prudential) supervision of significant banks based in Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg. He also worked in the Financial Crisis Task Force of the European Commission, set up in 2008 to deal with a wide range of banks that received State aid in different forms (recapitalisations, guarantees on funding and asset relief measures such as the purchase or guarantee of “toxic” assets), in the context of the global financial crisis and the euro sovereign crisis. He worked there as a banking expert, supporting the Commission staff essentially on more technical aspects related to valuation, pricing and the design of restructuring plans to restore the banks’ viability. Prior to joining the European Commission, Yassine also worked at BNP Paribas Fortis, mostly in Debt Capital Markets, where he advised, structured and executed several bonds and syndicated credit facilities for European companies. Yassine graduated from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles), with a major in Finance and an exchange programme in the 2nd year of the MBA programme of the Darden Graduate School of Business (University of Virginia). He is also a CFA Charterholder and has a postgraduate degree in European Studies from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France.