Sladjana Ćosić

Head of the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Sladjana Ćosić is the Head of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group Office in Croatia. Her current responsibilities include representing and promoting the EIB Group and its activities and
interests to a wide network of state, regional, and local stakeholders in the country. Sladjana has over 15 years of operational experience in financing projects from the private and public sectors, in
particular on sustainability aspects, in various sectors and regions including the European Union, the Western Balkans, Africa, South and Eastern Asia and the Middle East. In her previous role at the EIB, she focused on issues related to sustainable finance, ESG standards and practices, just transition and she also worked as an expert on the development of new European sustainability reporting standards for the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) as well as on the development of a social taxonomy for the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance.

Prior to her 10-year career at the EIB, she worked at the headquarters of the World Bank, focusing on sustainable development operations in the East Asia and Pacific region. Her previous experience includes working on migration-related issues for International Centre for Migration Policy Development in Vienna. He holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Vienna and Johns Hopkins University of Washington, DC, in the fields of social sciences, international relations, and economics.