Philippe de Fontaine Vive – Former Vice President of the European Investment Bank
Philippe de Fontaine Vive was Senior Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), from 2003 to 2015. He was responsible for operations, innovation, and corporate social responsibility in France and the Mediterranean partner countries. He also chaired the EIB Institute’s Supervisory Board. During his term of office, he was successively in charge of financial operations, SME financing in Europe, and external communication. He is an independent Board member of BMCE Bank of Africa in Casablanca where he chairs the risk committee.
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and a former student at the National School of Administration (ENA), Philippe de Fontaine Vive began his career at the French Treasury Department, where he was successively responsible for banks, insurance, transport and urban planning, debt, the development of emerging markets, state holdings and the financing of the State and economy.
Philippe de Fontaine Vive has also been an alternate Director at the World Bank in Washington (1990-1992), International Affairs Adviser to the Minister of Economy and Finance (1994-1995), and Vice-President of the Paris Club (1996-2000).
Born in Marseille, France, Philippe de Fontaine Vive is highly committed to promoting the development and especially the global outreach of Marseille and Provence. He created and co-chaired the Office of Economic Cooperation for the Mediterranean and the Middle East (OCEMO) and is also Founding Chairman of the Massilia Mundi association.
He is an officer of the Legion of Honour and Officer of the National Order of Merit.