Cyril has been an investment manager within the venture capital team of EIF for the last five years and closed 15+ investments in social impact, clean tech and ICT funds throughout Europe. His entire career within EIF has been dedicated to impact related activities in the area of microfinance. In this context, he was responsible for implementation of the JASMINE programme, an EU initiative aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of microfinance institutions in Europe to increase their outreach and impact on marginalised micro-borrower clients. Prior to joining EIF, Cyril gained unique field experience working with microfinance institutions in the Middle East. Cyril has a Masters in Political Science and a Masters in Development Economics.