Speakers

Patric Gresko

Patric Gresko

Head of Division for Innovation and Sustainability, European Investment Fund

Patric Gresko is Head of Division for Innovation and Sustainability at EIF since January 2024. In this role, he is responsible for operationalizing EIF's strategies in these strategic areas. This involves coordinating the EIF's equity and debt intermediation operations, and the origination and designing of new mandates, with the overarching goal of facilitating EIF in achieving its strategic objectives in Innovation and Sustainability. 

Prior to his current position, Patric held the role of Head of Division for Innovation & Technology Investments (ITI) within EIF. With over two decades of dedication to the organization, Patric co-led EIF’s venture capital team, where he played an instrumental role in shaping the trajectory of EIF’s investment portfolio. He notably led the due diligence and investment in the first cybersecurity-focused funds backed by EIF in 2017. 

EIF stands as the premier European VC fund-of-funds, boasting a management portfolio exceeding EUR 12b. This portfolio spans across 500+ VC funds, encompassing a diverse array of technology sectors, life sciences, and social & environmental impact ventures. 

Patric embarked on his professional journey with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg, where he honed his skills as an auditor and consultant within the financial sector. This early experience laid a solid foundation for his subsequent contributions to EIF and his career within the realms of innovation, technology, and climate action.