Ioannis Kaltsas, studied in Greece, France, UK and the United States and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Econometrics) from Virginia Tech (USA), an MSc in Applied Economics also from Virginia Tech (USA), and MA in Industrial Economics from the University of East Anglia (UK) as well as a Master in Engineering degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is currently heading the team of the European Investment Bank which is responsible for Greece and Cyprus banking and public sector operations.
Prior to that worked he held various managerial posts heading the Trust Funds and Blending operations of the Bank as well as head of coordination for the EIB's non-EU operations and served as the EIB specialist for the evaluation of industrial projects financed by the Bank. Before joining the EIB, he worked as an Economist in the International Cotton Advisory Committee (a UN Commodity Board) and as a consultant for the World Bank in the USA. Ioannis also spent some time working as an engineer in the Champaign industry in Epernay (France) as well as in coordinating a research program in the University of Nottingham (UK).
He has experience from evaluating the financing of more than 80 projects in 50 developing countries as well as managing Technical Assistance programs. He speaks and writes fluently Greek, English, French and Spanish.