Arnold Verbeek works as a senior advisor in the Innovation Finance Advisory division of the European Investment Bank (EIB), where he mainly focuses on access-to-finance challenges and potential new ways of financing highly innovative projects and beneficiaries in RDI intensive sectors. He was the co-author of an influential EIB-EC ‘access to finance’ study on the circular economy (CE) and initiator of several associated EIBs actions and initiatives. He advises CE project promoters on how to improve the bankability of their projects and is involved in several CE working groups and international initiatives (such as EC circular economy finance support platform, working group FinanCE, WEF, etc.).
He has over 20 years of experience in R&D and innovation topics, including the financing of, and has worked closely with a wide array of national and regional governments, institutions, industry federations and companies in various sectors. He has published several articles and book chapters on various topics including the financing of the circular economy.
Arnold holds degrees in Business Administration and Business Sciences.