Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

  • Development economist with more than 30 years of international experience (strong focus on sustainability and climate issues)
  • Formerly served as World Bank Group Executive Director representing Germany
  • Formerly held various high-level positions in the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), e.g as Director-General focusing on displacement and migration, governance, climate change and mitigation and sustainability
  • Formerly represented BMZ on the governance boards of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Global Center on Adaption (GCA)