Edina Csanyi joined the EIB Institute’s Social Programme in 2021.
She entered the EIB in 2009 as a lawyer supporting the Bank’s activities in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries. Later, she joined the Bank’s Operations Department and spent three years as the EIB representative on a special mission to the Danube Region (consisting of 14 EU and non-EU countries). This involved setting up a multi-country “centre of excellence” to provide strategic and project development support to cross-border and regional projects (in energy, transport and environment, multi-country initiatives for SMEs and microfinance, and venture capital). Building on this experience, she joined EIB Advisory Services where her small team engineered and set up the European Investment Advisory Hub – one of the three pillars of the Investment Plan for Europe – to create a mechanism to provide expert advice to European investment projects, promoting sustainable investment in Europe.
Prior to joining the EIB, Edina worked as a capital markets lawyer at an international law firm in Germany, and later for a Hungarian-Austrian bank. She regularly volunteered at and organised humanitarian relief and philanthropy projects.
Edina earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Szeged, Hungary (with a focus on human rights) and also studied at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Stanford University.
She is a certified corporate sustainability advisor (NYU Stern) and is an avid guest lecturer at universities and other forums on the topic of sustainability.