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Michael Collins is Chief Executive of Invest Europe (formerly EVCA), the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors and their investors. He represents Invest Europe’s 650 members to political and regulatory stakeholders at the highest levels. Michael also guides the agenda-setting work of the world’s largest private capital association, which ranges from the collection, analysis and publication of authoritative private equity and venture capital data, through to the promotion of the industry around the world.
Michael joined Invest Europe in 2013 to head up its public affairs team. Before joining Invest Europe, Michael was Managing Director for European Government Affairs at Citigroup with responsibility for advising senior management and clients on a wide range of financial regulatory issues. Prior to that role, he spent four years with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Brussels, as Financial Counsellor at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU, where he advised senior UK Ministers and officials on economic issues and regulation, including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Michael holds a First Class degree in Modern History from Wadham College, Oxford.