Unreasonable Mentors

Shiva Dustdar

Leader in Innovation and Sustainable Finance/ Dean of the EIB Institute

Shiva is an Unreasonable Mentor. Shiva was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2023, and has advised over 13 Unreasonable companies.
Shiva Dustdar is the Dean and Director of the EIB Institute, which brings the values and mission of the EIB Group close to society through non-commercial activities supporting its climate, innovation and development priorities. Shiva has over 28 years of experience in the financial industry working for large private and public institutions in New York, London and Luxembourg. Since joining EIB in 2003, she has worked in risk management, lending, investing and advising in innovative companies. Until June 2022, Shiva headed the Innovation Finance Advisory Division in the EIB.
Shiva started her career in 1993 at J.P. Morgan in Investment Banking in NY working in M&A and Emerging Markets before joining Fitch Rating Agency in 1999 to set up its European High Yield rating business. She holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and Executive MBA from LBS. Shiva is an innovation finance expert and regular speaker on innovation and impact financing, gender smart investing, digital and green financing
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