Jean-François Leprince  MBA 99

Jean-François Leprince is a principal at the European Investment Bank (EIB), a European institution furthering the objectives of the European Union by making long term finance available for infrastructures, growth and transition to a smarter, greener and sustainable economy. His areas of expertise cover private equity and venture capital from early-stage technology investment to growth capital. He currently works with the Emerging Markets department covering mainly Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean / Pacific region, where the EIB finances private equity firms and intermediaries offering local small and medium sized enterprises a wide range of financing solutions.

Prior to joining the EIB group in 2006, he had spent seven years in the venture capital industry with Paris-based firms Galileo Partners and TechFund Europe, making direct investments in companies in various segments of the Information and Communications Technology industry. Jean-François started his carrier as an international business development manager with the France Telecom group, both in the United States and in France. He holds an engineering degree from Telecom Paris Tech (Paris, France), and an MBA from the Haas School of Business (University of California at Berkeley (United States)).