Werner  Schmidt

Werner Schmidt

Director, Urban and Territorial Development, European Investment Bank

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Werner Schmidt has been working on project, policy and sector advisory work for more than 25 years. He joined the European Investment Bank in 1996 in the Bank’s Projects Directorate, where he was in charge of the appraisal and monitoring in the industry and services sectors. From 2005 to 2011, he was team leader in Operations Evaluation of the EIB Group. Since 2011, Werner has been in charge of the Quality Management/Coordination Division within the Projects Directorate. Since 1st March 2015, he has been Director of the Environment and Regional Development Department within the Projects Directorate.

On 1st February 2021, Werner became the Head of the Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) and took on the leadership of the Urban & Territorial Development Department, which oversees urban and regional development (Cohesion/Just Transition) in the Projects Directorate. Prior to joining the EIB in 1996, Werner worked inter alia for the World Bank, the European Commission and the German bilateral technical assistance organization in Albania, Pakistan, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia. Werner studied agricultural economics in Kiel and Weihenstephan, Germany.

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