Rémy Jacob is a former Director General at the European Investment Bank and was the first Dean of the EIB Institute (2012-2014). Born in France in 1950, he studied business and management at the École Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises de Dijon, France.
He joined the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank in 1973. During his 39-year career at the EIB, he held a series of senior positions including four years as Director of Information Technology, five years as Director of General Affairs, five years as Deputy Secretary General, and five years as Director General of the Strategy and Corporate Centre.
In 1992 he contributed to the creation of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
From 2000 to 2012 Rémy Jacob was a member of the Board of the European Investment Fund, the venture capital and guarantee arm of the EIB Group.
He is presently a member of the Board of the non-governmental organisation ADA-Appui au Développement Autonome, which specialises in poverty reduction and microfinance.