Sandrine Friscia is a French citizen with Italian origins. Her career has been mainly centred around investment projects outside the European Union. In 2011, she was appointed Monitoring Officer at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. She has been working at the EIB in Luxembourg for more than 16 years having different functions ranging from monitoring the implementation of projects outside the European Union, mainly in Africa but also in Asia, to managing Trust Funds for the benefit of Eastern and Southern neighbourhood countries. Before joining the EIB, she was responsible for market studies in a Distribution company in France. In 2019, she became the EIB Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, in order to support EIB financing activities in both countries. The European Investment Bank is the European Union's long-term lending institution established in 1958 under the Treaty of Rome. As a "policy-driven bank" whose shareholders are the member states of the EU, the EIB uses its financing operations to bring about European integration and social cohesion. The EIB is the world’s largest multilateral lender and the biggest provider of climate finance.