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Alessandro Tappi, Chief Investment Officer of EIF

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Alessandro Tappi is the Chief Investment Officer at the European Investment Fund (EIF), responsible for equity investments in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Private Credit Funds, as well as Credit Guarantee operations on SME financing portfolios. Recently, his responsibilities have been extended to also cover the fundraising business, unifying the chain from mandate origination to transaction implementation and monitoring. He has a long track-record in SME financing and Capital Markets. Investments under his lead exceed EUR 10 bn a year, of which approximately one third in Equity funds and two thirds in the Credit space. As part of his responsibilities, he chairs the Board of Managers of the European Angels Fund. Prior to joining EIF, Alessandro worked in project financing at San Paolo Bank, Italy. He holds an MBA in Business Administration and a Diploma in Economics from the University of Turin. He has been a university lecturer and has led training courses on Structured Finance Products and Financial Modelling.