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Benoit Denis
Senior Economist, Digital Infrastructure Division, Projects Directorate at European Investment Bank


Denis is a Senior Economist at the European Investment Bank (EIB) Projects Directorate where he performs the economic and financial due diligence of Digital Economy transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a strong focus on developing economies.

Benoit participates to debt, quasi-equity and equity transactions with corporates, public entities and funds. He covers sectors including telecom networks (international connectivity, backbones, access), datacenters, eID, cybersecurity, eCommerce, digital transformation, semiconductors manufacturing, Fintech and High-Tec manufacturing. He also participates to the early screening of investments and advises promoters on the preparation and implementation of their projects.

Prior to joining the EIB, Benoit was a Manager with a leading management consulting firm where he advised TMT clients on defining commercial and strategic plans, raising capital or their optimizing operations. Benoit also spent several years working in Commercial Strategy & Planning for a tier-1 global telecom operator. Benoit holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American Business School of Paris and a Master in Science from the International Space University, Strasbourg.

Agenda Sessions

  • Investing in Sub-Saharan African VC funds