European Investment Bank
Director for Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood
Mrs Palanza, who holds a Master’s degree in Economics, joined the European Investment Bank in 1984. She has spent a large part of her career working in different capacities relating to the African Caribbean and Pacific region, initially in the Projects Directorate as an economist on West Africa and subsequently the Caribbean, and since 2001 in the Directorate for Lending Operations outside Europe where she was Head of Strategy and then Associate Director for East and Centralth African and the Pacific. On 30 November 2012, Mrs Palanza was appointed as Director of the FEMIP Department.
Prior to joining the EIB, Mrs Palanza worked in the Asian Department of the International Monetary Fund.