Raphaël BettiHead of Equity Risk Management at European Investment Fund
Raphaël is the Head of Equity Risk Management at the European Investment Fund where he has been working since 2010. The EIF is a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises across Europe by helping them to access finance thanks to a variety of innovative financial products. The EIF is also a leading financial institution in the European PE / VC / Private Credit markets, playing a crucial role in the creation and development of high-growth and innovative SMEs by facilitating access to equity for these companies across the entire life cycle of corporate innovation. At the EIF, Raphaël previously led the Guarantee & Microfinance Risk Management Unit, also focussing on the development of various inclusive finance mandates and inclusive finance products, including microfinance loans, microfinance guarantees and direct & indirect capacity building equity investments.
Raphaël has started his career as a financial auditor, first at KPMG Brussels and then at Ernst & Young Luxembourg, as audit manager in charge of worldwide Private Equity. He holds a Master in Management from the University of Liège, is an alumni of the Social Impact – Creating Shared Value Programme from Harvard Business School and is visiting professor in Entrepreneurial Finance at the Louvain School of Management (Belgium).