Roger was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at EIF in January 2016.
Previously, he was heading the EC’s DG ECFIN Unit L2 on financing of innovation, competitiveness and employment policies for more than five years. His long-standing professional career with the EC – which he joined in 1990 – includes several key roles: among others, he was a Commission negotiator and member of the EC team in charge of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) SME Window, as part of the Investment Plan for Europe.
Roger Havenith has a B.A. in Business Administration from HEC St. Louis in Brussels (Belgium) and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also earned a postgraduate degree in European Studies from Institut d’Etudes européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles and M.A. from Licencié-Interprète, Institut supérieur de Traducteurs et Interprètes.