DZ BANK Capital Markets Conference 2023
Ibukun leads LSEG’s work in solving market-wide challenges around ESG data whilst advancing and implementing an ambitious Group sustainability strategy. He works closely with key external stakeholders, cutting across commercial, policy and regulatory functions of major institutions, and internally, across LSEG Group functions and business divisions. In his immediate prior role, Ibukun was responsible for London Stock Exchange Group’s growth and collaboration strategy in emerging markets with a key focus on India and Africa. He was also head of LSEG’s equity listings business covering South Asia, Middle East and Africa overseeing more than 200 initial public offerings in London by issuers from these regions. Ibukun is a co-founder and Director of Restitution Impact, an non-profit impact organisation working with anti-corruption focussed governments to return stolen assets to re-invest in impact-focussed projects accretive to GDP growth. Educated in Bath, United Kingdom Ibukun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and started his career as a foreign exchange trader for NatWest Markets in London in 1995. He went on to set up and run a successful business specialising in managing foreign exchange risk for African and Asian companies and managed a Forex fund investing in the dollar major currency pairs.
Helena Adegas is Member of the Board of Directors of Banco de Portugal since 1 December 2022, having joined this institution in 1985. She was formerly Head of the Markets Department at the Banco de Portugal (2017‐ 2022) and Head of the Risk Management Department (2012‐17), Managing Director of the Banco de Portugal’s Sociedade Gestora dos Fundos de Pensões (Pension Funds Managing Company) and Head of the Deposit Guarantee Fund’s Support Unit (2002‐12). In the Foreign Department, she was Head of the Reserve Management Division, the Analysis and Forecasting Unit and the Foreign Exchange Unit. Within the Eurosystem, she served on the Market Operations Committee and was a member of the Risk Management Committee and the Working Group on Foreign Reserve Assets, from 2017 until November 2022. From 2011 to 2014, she was a member of the Board of the Portuguese Economists’ Association.
Jason Andreou is Senior Portfolio Manager at EIB Treasury, leading a team managing fixed income portfolios on behalf of EIB's external clients. The team manages over EUR20bn in assets across the full investment grade universe. Prior to joining EIB in 2017, he worked as a fixed income market maker for RBC Capital Markets in London, Hong Kong and Toronto.
Ignazio Angeloni is a part-time professor at the European University Institute in Florence and a senior policy fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE in Frankfurt. From 2014 to 2019 he was a member of the ECB Supervisory Board. In 2012-2013, as Director General for Financial Stability at the ECB, he coordinated the preparations for the new banking supervision function at the ECB. In his earlier career, he was the Director of monetary research at the Bank of Italy and the Director for International Financial Relations at Italy’s Finance Ministry. Ignazio holds a degree from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has published books and articles in leading academic journals.
Tim Armbruster is Treasurer and Head of Financial Markets department and serves
as a member of the Supervisory Board of The Currency Exchange Fund N.V.. He joined KfW in March 2020. Before he joined KfW, he was Treasurer of the Federal Government`s Winddown Institution (FMS-WM) and Aareal Bank AG.
Melanie Asghar joined REWE Group in January 2020, one of the leading retail and tourism groups in Europe, as Lead Creditor Relations. Since then, she is responsible for managing REWE Groups´ cooperation with financial stakeholders, providing them with all the necessary information, reports, and tools they need to assess and analyse the company’s performance. Additionally, she is responsible for marketing of financing transactions, carrying out bank tenders and coordination of ESG issues in treasury. Since May 2021 she has been completing a part-time master’s degree in change management & decision making.
Souâd Benkredda joined the Board of Managing Directors of DZ BANK AG in September 2022, where she is responsible for Capital Markets - Institutional Clients, Trading, Retail Banking and Group-Treasury. She was previously Global Head of Strategic Investor Group Sales at Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for servicing an institutional clients segment globally. She started her career in 2001 in the Global Markets division of Deutsche Bank and held various management positions in different markets over the course of 16 years in Frankfurt, Dubai and London. Born in Frankfurt, Souâd Benkredda studied Business Administration in Frankfurt am Main and Paris, graduating with a "Diplom-Betriebswirtin" (MBA) and a "Maîtrise en Sciences de Gestion".
Christoph Berger had been member of the Cominvest Equity Team since 2001 prior to the merger with Allianz Global Investors. As an analyst he was responsible for the capital goods and construction sectors. In Thompson Extel surveys he was voted among the Top 3 analysts for Pan European Capital Goods multiple times. As a Portfoliomanager he was responsible for the Cominvest Plusfonds (S&P Rating „AA“, Lipper Fund Awards 2007, 2008) and Cominvest Fondak Europa. Christoph Berger holds the title of a Chartered Financial Analyst. In 2009 he joined Allianz Global Investors and became member of the „Customized Balanced“ Team (Portfoliomanager for institutional money) before he was named head of the „Insurance dedicated Large Caps“ Team in 2015 and head of the „German Equities“ Team in 2017. As Lead Portfoliomanager he is in charge of the CONCENTRA Fund (elected „Best German Equity Fund“ by Morningstar Fund Awards 2021).
Luca Bertalot is Secretary General of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European Institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the mortgage business. Established in 1967, the EMF is the voice of the European mortgage industry, providing data and information on European mortgage markets, which were worth c. €8.3 trillion at the end of 2021. The EMF has 14 members across 12 EU Member States as well as a number of observer members.
Luca joined the EMF-ECBC in 2006, becoming Head of the ECBC in 2007 and was appointed Secretary General in 2014. Prior to this, he worked as a financial analyst in Italy and Australia.
Mike Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and three-term mayor of New York City whose innovations in business, government, and philanthropy have made him a pioneering leader on critical issues facing the U.S. and the world. He has launched major coalitions to save and improve lives, including America’s largest campaigns to prevent gun violence and fight the climate crisis. He also serves as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions, and as the WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries.
H.-Theo Brockmann started his career at DZ BANK AG in 1995, where he held various leading positions in the Capital Markets Division. In May 2013 Theo was appointed as a Managing Director of DZ BANK AG and its Global Head of Capital Markets Business Institutional Clients. He oversees the entire treasury and asset-liability-management-solutions to cooperative banks, fixed income, foreign exchange, ETD and OTC derivatives, money-markets-business, equity-sales to Institutional and Corporate Clients, Equity and Debt Capital Markets and the Business, - Process - and Institutional Client Management.
Theo is also member of the Advisory Committee of Union Investment Institutional GmbH and the Investment Advisory Committee of DZ BANK’s Pension Trust e.V.
Tim is ESG Originator at DZ BANK since April 2022 with a focus on Corporates. In his role, he advises clients on the structure of ESG related debt transactions. Tim has more than 9 years’ experience in Banking with a focus on Fixed Income and Debt Capital Markets. Before joining DZ BANK, he was DCM SSA Originator at Commerzbank and Relationship Manager Large Corporates at SMBC. Tim is CFA Charterholder since 2016, holds a Certificate as Expert in Sustainable Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a Bachelor‘s degree in Economics from University of Muenster.
Magnus Burkl is a partner in Oliver Wyman’s Corporate & Institutional Banking Practice. He is advising German and International Clients along the entire value-chain of Investments and at the interfaces of Asset Management, Banking and Asset Administration. His experience spans across traditional as well as alternative and digital asset classes and he is a frequent author and speaker on these topics.
Antonio Celeste, Director, Sustainable Product Management at Qontigo, which was created through a merger of Axioma, STOXX and DAX by the Deutsche Börse Group. With over 16 years of experience in the ESG industry, Antonio is responsible for the development and the enhancement of STOXX’s and DAX’s suite of sustainable indices. Before joining Qontigo in 2022, Antonio worked at Lyxor and then Amundi, where he oversaw the development and promotion of the companies’ ESG ETF product range. His first job in the ETF industry was at Natixis Investment Managers (Ossiam), as Sales Director and Head of ESG Business Development, Smart Beta ETFs. Earlier in his career, Antonio was Managing Director, Head of Sales EMEA at Sustainalytics for seven years. Prior to that, he worked as Head of Sales at Vigeo (now part of Moody's). He holds a degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and an MBA from HEC Paris.
Andrew Cross has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Jan. 1, 2020. His primary responsibility is to provide strategic and technical leadership in financial and treasury management to ensure AIIB’s sustainable financial strength and steady growth in financial resources. He will also prioritize the safeguarding of AIIB’s excellent credit ratings in support of the Bank’s overall mission. Cross joined AIIB in May 2019 and served as the Assistant CFO before this appointment. Prior to this, Cross was the Deputy Treasurer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
Luiz de Mello is Director of the Policy Studies Branch in the Economics Department of the OECD. Together with the policy studies teams, Mr. de Mello provides leadership and strategic direction within the economics department, ensuring the design and implementation of analysis and policies which promote stronger, cleaner, fairer and more inclusive economic growth for member and partner countries. Structural policy surveillance, short and long term economic outlooks, public finance and macroeconomic policy analysis are among the key workstreams for policy studies.
Tammo Diemer is a member of the Management Board of Germany’s Finance Agency since 2013. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Eurex Clearing AG and the Supervisory Board of FMS Wertmanagement. From 2001 to 2013, he held various positions at Aareal Bank AG, and since 2008 he has been Managing Director/Head of Treasury.
Benjamin Duve is part of the Digital Asset Unit at BNY Mellon. In his enterprise wide role he is the lead for tokenization, but also looks at digital assets and the potential opportunities they offer broadly across the organization and business lines. As a realistic, early-days blockchain and DLT enthusiast he works on finding tomorrows solutions for today’s capital markets' challenges. Being involved in many securities related proof-of-concepts and live trades dating back to 2017 he is a thought leader and sought after panellist in the field. He represents the bank in various industry working groups. In his previous role as a Head of Digital Assets he explored the new value proposition from issuance to custody for institutional and corporate clients and oversaw a digital assets strategy around crypto and digital assets. Among several client coverage roles, he ran a successful integrated execution to custody business as Head of Custody and DMA part of a corporate investment bank.
Oliver Eichmann ist Head of Rates and Fixed Income EMEA at DWS.
Dr Frank Engels has been a member of the Executive Board of Union Asset Management Holding AG since July 2022. As Chief Investment Officer he is responsible for securities portfolio management. Prior to that Frank was Global Head of Fixed Income at DWS for six months. He already worked at Union Investment from 2012 to 2021, initially as Head of Fixed Income. In August 2014 he was appointed to the Management Board of Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH and also took over as Head of Multi Asset at the beginning of 2017. At the end of 2017 he became Head of Portfolio Management and Chairman of the Union Investment Committee.
Katie Fedosenko is the Director, ESG Engagement at Teck Resources Limited based in London, England. Since joining Teck in 2013, Katie has held progressively more senior roles within sustainability and external affairs, leading Teck's award-winning sustainability reporting and ESG disclosure and most recently embedding sustainability into Teck's transformation program RACE21. Prior to joining Teck, Katie was a freelance writer and communications consultant who worked for ENGOs. She holds of Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours) from the University of British Columbia. She is on the Board of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce.”
After completing a bank apprenticeship and studying business administration Uwe Fröhlich started his professional career in 1985 as a consultant at Arthur Anderson. He joined IBM in 1989 where he held various specialist and managerial positions. In 2001 he was appointed to the Board of the Berliner Volksbank. Between 2008 and 2017 Uwe Fröhlich served as president of the National Association of German Cooperative Banks. At the end of 2017 he joined DZ BANK as a chief representative in preparation for his task as co-chief executive officer. As of January 1, 2019 Uwe Fröhlich serves as co-chief executive officer of DZ BANK AG.
Benjardin Gärtner has been Managing Director of Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH since March 2023 and has headed Union Investment's equity portfolio management since 2015. He is also a member of the Union Investment Committee (UIC). The UIC formulates Union Investment’s capital market strategy on a monthly basis, thereby setting out a framework for the tactical management of the funds by individual portfolio managers.
Before taking on this role, Benjardin served in various positions with Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt and London over a period of five years, most recently as co-head of the German equities team.
Stefan Goebel joined Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank – Germany’s agency for agribusiness and the rural areas, based in Frankfurt – in 2000. He has held various roles in the treasury department and is treasurer of the bank since 2008. Stefan is responsible for Rentenbank’s financing program in international and domestic capital markets, the portfolio of bonds and standard promotional loans and asset-liability management. Previously, Stefan has worked as head of syndicated funding at Allgemeine Hypothekenbank, Frankfurt, and in the Debt Capital Markets team at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. He holds a Master of Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
Dr. Bernhard Graeber has been a member of the management board of EB-SIM since January 2022 and in this function is responsible for the Alternative Assets division. Since 2017, he has been in charge of renewable energy activities at the Evangelische Bank and, since December 2018, at its group company EB-SIM. Dr. Graeber has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, renewable energies and infrastructure, as well as 16 years of management experience.
Ellie is Managing Director of the Economic and Monetary Policy Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and hosting meetings with finance ministries and central banks on monetary policy, economic and fiscal developments and regulatory standards across the globe, including discussions on political economy. She has overall responsibility for the institute and working closely with the advisory board and chairman sets the strategic agenda for the team.
Steffen Günther is Head of CRE Finance International and Institutional Investors & Syndication at DZ HYP. He has several years of experience in Corporate Banking in Asia and Commercial Real Estate Finance with international institutional and private investors in Europe and North America. He started his professional life as a trade representative of the Hamburg based East-Asia Association (OAV) in Vietnam and later worked in various senior banking positions in the International Business of Berliner Bank and Bankgesellschaft Berlin AG. Before joining DZ HYP in 2008 Steffen was Head of Business Development at Berlin-Hannoversche Hypothekenbank AG/Landesbank Berlin AG.
Mr Pentti Hakkarainen is currently Chair of the Administrative Board of Review of the European Central Bank. He has a versatile working experience both in the public service and in the private sector. He was a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2017 to 2022. Before joining the ECB, Mr Hakkarainen was Deputy Governor and a Board member in the Central Bank of Finland from 2002 to 2017. During the time of the public service Mr Hakkarainen was Chair of the Board of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority, an alternate to the ECB Governing Council and an alternate of the IMF Board of Governors, chair of several committees of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), and a member and Chair of the IMF Audit Committee. Before 2002, Mr Hakkarainen worked in the private sector for more than 17 years. He held positions of CEO for OKO plc and for POSTIPANKKI plc, both systemically important banks, , and of Finance Director of OUTOKUMPU plc, an international industrial corporation. In addition to his core tasks, Mr Hakkarainen has served e.g. as Chair of the Board of OLVI plc between 2017 and 2023 and as Chairman of the Board FINNVERA Oyj (state Export Credit Agency) from 2017 to 2021.
Josselin Hebert is the Senior Digital Innovation Officer in the Chief Financial Officer Department at the ESM. He designed and implements the digital innovation strategy of the ESM, exploring how recent technologies may improve the ESM’s work and prepare it for the future. These technologies include artificial intelligence, blockchain, natural language understanding, natural language generation, and automation. Prior to that, Josselin focused on digital innovation in retail and commercial banking in the private sector. Josselin holds an MSc in Engineering from Ecole CentraleSupelec, and the ICMA Fixed Income Certificate. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma practitioner and an UX-PM level 2 certificates.
Christoph Hock is a managing director and Head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment. He joined Union in 2014 and, with his team, is responsible for all trading activities associated with portfolio management of cash equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, listed and OTC derivatives, fund and ETF business and securities lending. Recently, Christoph has established an organizational structure with high touch trading, electronic solutions & technology and trading- & regulatory services as the groups within his team. Christoph graduated with a bachelor’s degree in banking and obtained an MBA degree from St Galler Business School in 2022. He has more than 25 years of international investment banking, trading and management experience, having worked for companies on the sell- and buy-side. Christoph was head of Execution Sales at Barclays Bank. He was founder, partner and co-CEO/Head of Portfolio Management and Trading at Tungsten Capital Management, a hedge fund company. Prior to this, Christoph was Head of Proprietary Equity Derivatives Desk at J.P. Morgan.
Dr. Werner Hoyer is the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB). He took up the post on 1 January 2012 for an initial term of six years and was re-appointed for a second term in office, with effect from 1 January 2018. From 1994 to 1998 and then again from 1999 until 31 December 2011, he was Minister of State for Europe and Deputy Foreign Minister of Germany. From 2000 until 2005 he served as President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR).
Gergely Hudecz is a Principal Economist at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). He is leading the work on market analysis in the Chief Economist Department, and provides regular input to the ESM’s Investment Management Committee. Prior to joining the ESM in 2018, Gergely was Co-Head of Economic Research at Pharo, a macro-hedge fund, and served as an economist at Credit Suisse in London and Paris, covering emerging markets and euro area economies. He started his career at Budapest Economics, a research consultancy specialised in transition economics and structural change. He holds a PhD degree from the Corvinus University of Budapest, and spent time at IEP Science Po Paris and at Oxford’s St Antony’s and Nuffield colleges.
Claudia Hügel has been responsible for group-wide sustainability / ESG rating and reporting at Lufthansa Group for more than 6 years. She deals with the national and international ESG regulation landscape such as the non-financial declaration, the EU Taxonomy, CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), the ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards), ISSB (International Sustainability Standards Board) as well as GRI, SDGs. In this capacity Claudia addresses also the overall strategic aspects of ESG and future impacts for the airline industry. She is also responsible for the Lufthansa Group’s Reporting which addresses in particular the finance industry such as the Lufthansa Group’s Sustainability Factsheet, the TCFD-, SASB- and CDP reporting to name the most important ones. Claudia Hügel acts as interface to the finance community and in particular towards investor relations, corporate finance and deals with analysts and rating agencies. In this capacity Claudia has been nominated chairwoman of IATAs Sustainable Finance Taskforce, is a member of A4Es Environmental Working Group, a member of “econsense” Steering Committee and acts as an expert for impact and CAF/RMI. Since 2001 Claudia has been working at Lufthansa Group in various senior management positions. She was responsible at headquarters for the global sales strategy and sales steering before moving to Singapore as country representative for the Lufthansa Group overlooking sales in parts of Asia including Oceania. Back in headquarters Claudia Hügel established Lean Management for the Lufthansa Group as an approach to agile working processes and set up a group-wide Process Academy. Before joining Lufthansa Group Claudia worked as a project manager at Roland Berger, International consultants for 4 years. Claudia studied business administration focussing on corporate strategy at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich.
Andreas Kalusche is responsible for Corporate Strategy & Legal, Client Solutions & Services, Operations and Access Solutions and Public Relations at Prime Capital He joined Prime Capital in 2014 and was previously with JPMorgan in Frankfurt and London for 14 years.. Lately, as Client Executive for financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, asset management companies) in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. He is also a Member of the Board of BAI (Bundesverband Alternativer Investments).
Prakash Kannan is Managing Director, Chief Economist and Head of Total Portfolio Management at GIC. He is responsible for medium-term global macro and asset allocation strategy for the firm. He also serves as a member of GIC’s Investment Management Committee and Currency Risk Management Group. Prior to GIC, he was with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) during the Asian Financial Crisis. He is a Council Member and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Economic Society of Singapore, a member of the Advisory Council of OMFIF, and a member of the Investment Committee of the Singapore Indian Development Association.
Christian Keller is a Managing Director and Head of Economics Research at Barclays, leading a global team covering both Developed and Emerging Markets. Mr. Keller is based in London and joined Barclays in 2007 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he had worked since 1999. Based at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., Mr. Keller worked on IMF programs with Emerging Market economies in Europe, Latin America and Asia, and served as the IMF’s Resident Representative in Turkey from 2005-7. Mr. Keller graduated with a PhD in Economics from University of Köln, Germany, and holds a joined-MA in Economics and Finance from University of Köln and HEC, Paris.
Christian Klocke (re-)joined DZ BANK AG in 2018 in his role as Fixed Income Syndicate to foster the banks strengths in Financial Institutions primary issuance. Before that he acted for 10 years as Covered Bond Syndicate globally at Commerzbank AG on the back of a wealth of experience and know-how as a Covered Bond Trader at DG Bank/DZ BANK and Nord/LB since 1998.
Dr Konstantin Kloppstech is a highly accomplished technology expert and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at digid GmbH. Since December 2019, he has been responsible for the company's technical development and innovation. In addition, he has been Managing Director of devmedical Consulting since August 2019 and thus also brings extensive experience in the consulting sector. Before joining digid, he was Head of Technology at NANOS GmbH and a research assistant at the University of Oldenburg. In November 2015, he completed his doctorate in physics basic research microsensors and during this time gained in-depth knowledge in the research and development of microsensors. With his expertise in the field of technology and his experience in the research and development of sensors, he is happy to provide insights into the future of technology and digital innovations.
Peter Kohl-Landgraf works as Senior Business Analyst at DZ BANK’s capital markets department with over a decade of experience in risk management and quantitative analytics related to structured products and derivatives. He holds a diploma degree in business mathematics of University of Bayreuth. Kohl-Landgraf is one of the product owners in the Smart Derivative Contract project. This cross-institutional initiative aims risk reduced and efficient processing of OTC derivatives by the use of DLT and smart contracts. The most recent proof-of-concept was successfully conducted in December 2022.
Founder of NowCM, Robert is a rare expert with in-depth knowledge of every single step and stakeholder in the primary capital markets value chain. He has also a deep understanding of programming and IT processes paired with 15+ years’ experience as a lawyer and partner in top tier law firms. As a lawyer Robert has vast expertise in debt capital markets, regulatory and funds as well as in the social impact area. This unique combination of both, IT, and law, allowed him to develop NowCM – the world’s first regulated, fully integrated, and cloud-native debt issuance platform, included the globally only regulated primary marketplace.
Christian Kopf joined Union Investment in September 2017 as Managing Director and CIO Fixed Income and FX. He oversees a team of more than 50 investment managers and approximately € 60 billion in assets under management. Mr Kopf is one of the Union Investment Committee’s six voting members. On a monthly basis, the UIC lays out Union Investment’s asset allocation and thereby sets guidelines for tactical fund positioning by the firm’s portfolio managers.
Dr. Hans Wilhelm Korfmacher is CEO of WPV (Versorgungswerk der Wirtschaftsprüfer und der vereidigten Buchprüfer im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen) in Düsseldorf since its inception in 1993. After studying law and economics, Dr. Korfmacher started his career as a scientific assistant at the university of Bielefeld and worked as legal officer of the German Chamber of Auditors from 1987 to 1993. He is a licensed attorney-at-law and since 2006 voluntary chairperson of the Club of Finance e.V. in Frankfurt.
Hans-Helmut Kotz is a visiting professor of economics at Harvard University, where he has been teaching a course on the Economics of European Integration during the fall semester since 2010. At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), he co-chairs the European Economic Policy Forum. At Goethe University Frankfurt, Kotz is a senior fellow of the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE. He is also on the economics faculty of Freiburg University, where he teaches monetary economics. In addition to his academic positions, Kotz is a senior advisor to McKinsey & Co., an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute, as well as a non-executive member of the board of Caixa General de Depósitos, Lisbon. Between 2002 and April 2010, Kotz was a member of the executive board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, in charge of financial stability, markets and statistics and a member of committees of the Bank for International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board as well as the OECD, where he was chair of the financial markets committee. He was also the German Central Bank deputy for the G7/G8 and the G20 process. Between 2002 and 2005 he served in a personal capacity as a member of the European Parliament’s expert group on financial markets. He has published widely and is involved in a number of academic institutions, e.g., member of the board of the Konstanz Seminar on Monetary Theory; member of the scientific councils of the Paris-based Revue d’économie financière and the Centre Cournot; the advisory board of Credit and Capital Markets and the editorial board of Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung in Berlin.
Fabian Kunick is division manager in the corporate finance department of the Otto Group. His area of responsibility includes capital markets financing. The Otto Group is one of the largest issuers of unrated bonds and has executed several sustainable capital markets transactions since 2019. Based in Hamburg, Germany, the Otto Group is among the world’s largest online retailers, with revenues of more than 16 billion euros in financial year 2021/22.
Dr. Klaus Kunz holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and an MBA. He joined Bayer in 2001 and has gained 21 years of experience directing business strategic topics at a global level, taking leadership and executive roles in research, R&D project management, regulatory and public/governmental affairs, sustainability and business stewardship. Since February 2022 he is responsible for ESG strategy, non-financial and sustainability reporting and engagement with partners, investors and other stakeholders on ESG and sustainability-related matters. Integration of sustainability into business has been at the core of Klaus’ work for many years. Klaus is member of the advisory board of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ESG (UK), the ESG practitioners of the WEF and other international initiatives. He is passionate about driving innovation and change, cross-cultural collaboration, politics, history and science, also holding a lectureship for chemistry at the University of Aachen.
Stefan Lachhammer became Head of Fixed Income and Alternative Debt at R+V Versicherungen AG in Wiesbaden in 2010 and is a member of the Investment Committee of R+V and the ALM Committee of Gruppo Assimoco. Before joining R+V, he was a senior portfolio manager at companies such as Allianz Asset Management, COMINVEST Asset Management GmbH and Frankfurt Trust of BHF Bank.
Hendrik Leber studied Business Administration in Saarbrücken (Germany), St. Gallen (Switzerland), Syracuse (New York) and Berkeley (California). He obtained an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University and completed his studies at the University of St. Gallen to obtain the doctorate (Dr. oec.) with a thesis on banking management. Hendrik Leber worked for the management consultancy McKinsey from 1984 to 1989 and for Bankhaus Metzler from 1989 to 1994 before founding ACATIS Investment. Dr. Leber is the speaker of the management board and portfolio manager.
Sara Lemniei founded SLK Capital in 2019, in London, with a clear vision to use her tme and energy to contribute to improving the quality of life of all beings on planet earth, with a focus on SDG 13: Climate actin, SDG 3: Good health and well-being and SDG 9: Industry, innovaton, and Infrastructure. SLK Capital advises select clients on strategic and fiance decisions across various sectors with a focus on green energy transitin in emerging markets. Before founding SLK Capital, Sara worked internatonally at various insttutons as an investor, investment banker, and consultant. She brings over 16 years of professional experience in investng, fiancing, advisory, structuring, syndicaton, distributon, and business development. Sara graduated from ESCP Europe in Paris, with a Master’s degree in fiance. She is experienced in conductng business in English, French, and Classical Arabic.
Dijana Lind is a Senior Analyst in the ESG department of Union Investment’s portfolio management working since January 2016. She is responsible for ESG integration for the asset classes equity and multi asset as well as ESG research for the consumer industry. Company engagements on ESG-related matters and writing thematic research papers are also part of her responsibilities. In addition, Dijana supports institutional clients in Finland, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria, and she offers public relations support for Private Banking.
Bernd Loewen currently oversees finance, the internal organisation and consulting division, human resources and central services within the Executive Board of KfW Group. He joined the Executive Board in July 2009 and initially was accountable for the finance and risk departments up to the separation of the CRO and CFO function. From 2016 to the beginning of 2019 Bernd as CFO was responsible for the finance, internal organisation and consulting and information technology function in KfW.
Domenico Lombardi is Director of the Policy Observatory at Luiss University in Rome, advises a number of think tanks in Italy and internationally, and is member of Aspen Italia General Council. He is also a non-executive director of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.. Domenico has testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, the Treasury Committee of Italy’s Lower House as well as other Parliaments, and has been heard by the executive boards of multilateral financial institutions. He has led a number of high-profile international evaluations: the first evaluation on the governance of the Financial Stability Board; the first Independent Review of 5 World Bank’s Vice Presidencies ("5 Is Review"); and the first global consultations on IMF reform (“Fourth Pillar Report”). An executive in banks and financial institutions, he was a director in the senior management team at CIGI, Canada, and a senior scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Previously, he served as an executive board member of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington upon nomination of Banca d’Italia that he had joined as a Stringher-Mortara economist. His research is published in international academic journals and his analyses referenced by, or appeared on, the leading international press. He holds a degree summa cum laude in Business Economics from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in economics (econometrics) from Nuffield College, Oxford University where he was a Chevening scholar.
Friedrich (“Fritz“) Luithlen is Head of Debt Capital Markets & Syndication at DZ BANK. Before taking up his current role in late 2017, Fritz ran the private placement business of the bank, and acted as Head of Covered Bond Origination, promoting the Bank’s covered bond franchise with issuers across the globe. In addition to his day-to-day activities, Fritz is also at the helm of a number of DZ Bank’s digitalisation projects that aim to combine legal, financial and risk technologies in the digital realm to transform current business models in the primary markets.
Mr. Leslie Maasdorp is Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the New Development Bank. In this role he is responsible for the treasury, portfolio management, finance and accounting functions of the Bank. Over the past 25 years he has occupied senior leadership roles in both private and public sectors. Most recently he served as a Managing Director and President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Southern Africa for a period of four years. Prior to that he served in a dual role as Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and Absa Capital. In 2002 he was the first African to be appointed as International Advisor to Goldman Sachs International. Before his 13 years as a global investment banker, he served in several senior leadership roles in the Government of South Africa. In 1994 after the transition to democracy, he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Labour and in 1999, in his role as Deputy Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises, he led the restructuring and privatization of state-owned enterprises for the South African Government. He is a former Chairman and CEO of Advtech, a leading provider of private education in South Africa. Leslie is a young global leader of the World Economic Forum. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London.
Uwe Maderer runs fixed income portfolio management at LBBW Asset Management since 2019. Before that, he worked as a senior portfolio manager within the global rates team at Deka Investments and had numerous leading roles in trading bonds at global investment banks, like Deutsche Bank or Goldman Sachs.
In her current role, Kaili Mao works as Green, Social & Impact Bond Analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Before that, she held a role as Performance Analyst at NN Investment Partners (now Goldman Sachs Asset Management). Kaili Mao started her professional career in 2016 as Portfolio Manager Analyst at Huatai Securities Co., Nanjing.
Dmitry Mariyasin was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe on 1 March 2021. Prior to joining UNECE, Mr. Mariyasin was the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia (since December 2018, after being Deputy Resident Representative in 2017-2018) leading a team of 120 people. From 2011 till 2016 he was the Regional Partnership Advisor and Team Leader in the UNDP’s Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy covering the Europe and the CIS region, based in Istanbul. In this function, he led a team of 20 that supported UNDP’s partnerships with new development donors and partners in the region, including strategic partnerships with Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia and Slovak Republic.
David Marsh is Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF. Before starting at OMFIF in late 2009, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint, German management consultancy Droege and London investment firm London & Oxford. Marsh took over the chairmanship from John Plender on 1 January 2018 having been Managing Director since 2014. He moved to a non-executive role following John Orchard’s appointment as Chief Executive effective 1 January 2020. Marsh is a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and visiting Professor at Sheffield University and King’s College London. He is former co-founder, chairman and deputy chairman of the German-British Forum. He was made Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and was awarded the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2003.
Sonja Marten joined DZ Bank Research in 2007, having spent the previous 10 years working for various investment banks in London. She initially joined DZ Bank as an FX analyst before becoming Head of FX Strategy in 2013. Since 2020 she holds the position of Head of Currency and Monetary Policy Research and is responsible for the FX, rates and central bank forecast for 19 economic regions.
Laurent Maurin is Head of the Economic Studies (ES) Division in the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Prior to joining the EIB, Laurent held various positions at the European Central Bank, in the Directorate General Monetary Policy and in the Directorate General Economic Developments. Before, Laurent worked at Banque de France. Laurent’ research activity focusses on the financing of corporate investment, the analysis of macro-financial conditions, the evolution of the European financial system and the impact of regulatory changes. Along these avenues, Laurent has published papers in peer-to-peer reviews, such as the Journal of Financial Services Research, International Finance, International Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Journal of forecasting or the B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.
John Orchard is Chief Executive Officer of OMFIF, taking over on 1 January 2020. He chairs OMFIF’s executive committee and is a member of the OMFIF board. Up to November 2019 John was a member of Euromoney’s management board, having started with the London stock market-quoted global information business in 1994. John oversaw all aspects of Euromoney’s £65m turnover finance and banking division, comprising Euromoney, the publishing and events business, GlobalCapital, the primary capital markets news, data and events service, and IMN, the New York-based securitisation and real estate events business. He presided over events and publications to mark Euromoney’s 50th anniversary, including the organisation’s celebratory dinner on 10 July 2019 at the London Hilton with 500 senior bankers and their teams.
Elena Panomarenko is responsible for IFC's market borrowing strategy and operations out of IFC’s London office. She covers both public markets, including GBP and EUR, as well as private placements and structured notes. She is actively involved in IFC’s SRI bond issuance such as Green and Social Bonds and represents IFC at the Executive Committee of the Green, Social, and Sustainability-linked Bond Principles. Elena has worked in IFC for over 20 years and played a key role in the re-organization and decentralization of IFC treasury.
Tommy Piemonte is Head of Sustainable Investment Research at Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), a Catholic church Bank based in Paderborn, Germany. He is mainly responsible for the further development, operational implementation and monitoring of the bank’s ethically-sustainable investment strategy. He is also responsible for the associated engagement activities. In this context, he is the Bank's representative and a founding member of the European engagement network of institutional investors Shareholders for Change. Above all, his expertise helps the Bank’s institutional clients, such as charitable foundations and church and charitable institutions, to develop and implement an individual, ethically-sustainable investment strategy.
Marcus Poppe is Co-Head of the DWS European Equities Team and manages the DWS Deutschland Fund. Prior to this role he was Head of ‚Investment Strategy Equities‘. Marcus has managed the globally investing DWS Top Dividend Funds as well as the DWS ESG Smart Industrial Technology Fund.
Marcus has been working in the financial industry since 1996 and has more than 17 years of experience in Sustainable Finance. Since January 2019 he is heading the Sustainable Bonds & Finance team of DZ BANK and is responsible for the sustainable capital market business of the bank. Prior to this, he served for more than 10 years as DZ BANK‘s Head of Sustainable Investment Research. Marcus is also a member of the advisory council of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute (SPI) as well as Co-Chairman of the Sustainability Expert Group of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG).
Andreas Rachor is the founder and managing partner of PRISMA Investment GmbH. In his position at PRISMA Investment as CIO he is responsible for the investment strategies of the group. He has many years of expertise in the management of equities, bonds and balanced mandates.
Heike Reichelt is a Manager in the World Bank Treasury and Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance. The World Bank Treasury manages the funding programs for the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), and the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). Her team is responsible for managing relationships with bond investors, rating agencies and the financial media, and supporting sustainable finance in the bond markets. This includes developing products to raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds and for climate change mitigation and adaptation through World Bank Green Bonds. Heike also manages outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community and works with other issuers and market participants to encourage the growth of sustainable capital markets focused on making a long-term positive social and environmental impact.
Dr. Julian Reischle studied Economics at the University of Würzburg, where he subsequently obtained his PhD. He started his career at the Bundesbank in the Monetary Policy and Analysis Division of the Directorate General Economics, becoming Deputy Head of that division in 2006. In 2009, he worked for almost nine months at the Federal Chancellery, where he managed the Financial Market Stabilisation project group in the Directorate General Economic and Financial Policy. On his return to the Bundesbank, Dr Reischle was appointed Head of the Secretariat for European Affairs. He was made Head of the Office for Cross-Sectional Tasks and Speeches in the Directorate General Economics in 2013, before becoming Director General Economic Education in 2018. Since 1 May 2021, he has headed the Directorate General Payments and Settlement Systems, which is responsible for important Eurosystem tasks and ambitious projects in the field of payments.
Matteo Renzi has been the Senator of the electoral college of Florence since 2018. In his political experience he has served as Prime Minister of Italy from February 2014 to December 2016 and as Mayor of Florence from June 2009 to February 2014. He was the youngest prime minister in the history of the Italian Republic. With his government's economic policies, Italy has went from -1.7% of GDP to + 1.6%. His "JobsAct" bill created 1.2 million new jobs. Foreign investment, the export of Italian products, tourism, the trust of consumers and companies all grew during his government as had never happened since Italy's adoption of the Euro. Renzi led the European council with the Italian presidency in the second half of 2014. He participated in numerous international meetings including three editions of the G20 (Australia, Turkey, China) and three editions of the G7. He signed the Paris agreement on environmental sustainability and climate change. He tackled the migration crisis as a Prime minister by proposing the Migration Compact in Europe and the Sophia operation named after the little girl saved at sea by Italian volunteers. He signed the law on the recognition of civil unions, multiplied state investments against poverty by 100, led the only Italian government with gender equality between women and men.
Currently as of 2020 within NN BANK Treasury department as funding manager responsible for wholesale funding including green bond framework. Before NN Bank he has worked 5 years within de Volksbank Treasury department and another 5 years with Achmea the insurance company.
Brunello Rosa is the CEO and Head of Research at Rosa & Roubini Associates, an independent macro-financial and geo-political advisory firm he co-founded with renowned economist Nouriel Roubini. In 2021, he was recognized as Top 20 Dynamic CEOs in the UK by the magazine CEO Publication, with a profile article titled "The Pioneering Visionary". Previously he was co-Head of Research and Managing Director at Roubini Global Economics (RGE). Brunello joined RGE from the Bank of England, where he had worked in Markets, Financial Stability and its Centre for Central Banking Studies. Previously, he worked as a macroeconomist and fixed income strategist at IDEAglobal, a market intelligence company. Brunello Rosa is a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University (Italy) and City, University of London. He is also a Research Associate at the Systemic Risk Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is a practitioner lecturer in finance and macroeconomics. Brunello is an advisor to the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Central Banks and Digital Currencies, to the Chief Economist of the European Investment Bank and to the Ambassador of Italy to the UK. In 2022 he was invited by the Bundesbank to present his views on the geopolitical aspects of CBDCs for the G7 forum organised by Germany.
Mr. Alexander Ruf is a Director at Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) in Helsinki. Alexander is, together with the rest of the Funding and Investor Relations team, responsible for funding the Bank’s activities on the international capital markets.
Siegfried Ruhl is Hors Classe Adviser in the Directorate-General for Budget of the European Commission since 1 December 2021. Since October 2020, he had been seconded by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to the European Commission. In his role, he supported the operationalisation of the NextGenerationEU borrowing programme and continues to support its day-to-day operations, in addition to the global borrowing and lending work of the European Commission. In the ESM, Siegfried was Head of Funding & Investor Relations and responsible for the management of €300 biEEion of outstanding debt with a more than €80 biEEion funding programmes in bonds and bills for both ESM and European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF). He was also in charge of the management of related derivatives transactions. Additionally he managed the communication and relationship with more than 1,700 investors. Siegfried Ruhl officially joined the ESM in January 2013 but he was already heading the division that established the funding programme for EFSF at the Bundesrepublik Deutschland Finanzagentur, which was initially responsible for the issuance of EFSF bonds and bills. Previously, he worked in the trading and issuing business of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland Finanzagentur for 11 years. He also worked for the Deutsche Bundesbank for six years, where he started his career in financial markets as a trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Siegfried Ruhl graduated in Business Administration from the University of Applied Science in Hachenburg, Germany.
Daniel Sailer, CESGA, joined Metzler Asset Management in 2019 and heads the Sustainable Investment Office. Mr. Sailer develops and coordinates the implementation and execution of Metzler Asset Management's holistic ESG strategy. One of his main responsibilities is to provide advisory services to institutional investors by creating and implementing customized sustainability strategies. Prior to joining Metzler, he spent nine years at MSCI Inc. in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. From 2014 to 2019, he was responsible for expanding ESG research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - most recently in a leadership position.
Norbert Schäfer has been with DZ BANK since 2003 and since 2011 he is Head of Sales Financial Institutions in the division Capital Markets Institutional Clients.
Frank Scheidig is global head of Senior Executive Banking at DZ BANK, leading DZ BANK’s high level global strategic engagement with government and official institutions. His network covers – amongst others - the German government, Bundesbank and KfW; the EU commission, EIB and ESM as well as SAFE, AIIB and Worldbank. Having previously had a 40+ years career in the capital markets, with Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank among others, covering governments, central banks, supranationals, state funds, and development banks. He is Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board of OMFIF (The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum), a well-connected think-tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment. He chairs the Rhein-Main regional committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, is a member of the Board of the IBF International Bankers Forum and of the German government’s committee for sustainable development.
Julia Schiffer is a Partner and the European Head of Infrastructure at Mercer Alternatives, based in Zurich. She has more than 15 years of private markets experience. Ms. Schiffer joined SCM Strategic Capital Management AG in 2010, which was acquired by Mercer in 2015. Previously she was with Partners Group AG in Zug. Ms. Schiffer is responsible for the portfolio management of Mercer's Real Asset programs and as such oversees the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of Infrastructure investment opportunities along with portfolio construction on behalf of Mercer’s clients. She is a member of the Real Assets Investment Committee, the Global Impact Investment Committee and the Mercer Infrastructure Rating Review Committee.
Since October 2021 Stefan Schuette has been Head of Fixed Income & Private Debt at VBL, Germany’s largest pension fund for the public sector. Prior to joining VBL he held various senior positions at R+V Insurance Group, EAA, HSBC Germany and WestLB Mellon Asset Management. Mr. Schuette started his career in Deutsche Bank’s Credit Risk Management department in 1997.
Arturo Seco Presencio joined the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) in 1999 and, after having held different positions, he works today as Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the institution’s Directorate for Finance where he is responsible for the Funding, Treasury and Asset & Liabilities Divisions.
Mark Sobel is US Chairman at OMFIF. Mark is a veteran US Treasury official, who was at the forefront of international financial diplomacy for two decades. Mark, who represented the US on the International Monetary Fund executive board up to April 2018, has had a 40-year Treasury career with extensive around-the-world engagement. He works with OMFIF in dealings with private and public sector organisations, speak regularly on international and US policy, and provide OMFIF members with insight and analysis.
Henrik Stille joined Nordea Asset management in 2005 through the 2 year graduate program. Since 2007 Henrik has been Portfolio manager for the broad European covered bond strategies. In addition to the long only covered bond strategies Henrik is also Portfolio manager for the European rates opportunity fund, a hedge fund active in covered bonds, government bonds and SSA´s. He holds a MSc degree in Economics and Business administration from the University of Lund. Prior to joining Nordea he worked 3 years as a commodity trader in Honolulu.
Silke Stremlau has been on the board of Hannoversche Kassen, a sustainable pension fund, since 2018 being responsible for the areas of capital investment, sustainability and human resources. Previously she was the general representative at BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN eG. Between 2000 and 2015, she built up and managed the ESG division at imug rating, where she developed extensive expertise in the area of sustainable investment. Furthermore, she is the Chairperson of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the Federal Government of Germany and she is also member of the Supervisory Board of UmweltBank AG in Nuernberg.
Heliodoro Temprano-Arroyo is Adviser on International Economic Relations and Global Governance at the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). He previously headed the "Neighbourhood Countries and Macro-Financial Assistance" Unit in the same department, which managed the first large macro-financial support operations for Ukraine in the years following the Russian annexation of Crimea. During his career at the Commission, he has also headed the Units in DG ECFIN dealing with IMF matters, the finance track of the G20 and the G7, and globalisation and development issues. In 2007-2008, he coordinated the international chapters of the Commission's EMU@10 report. He has worked at the European I Department of the IMF and occupied senior positions at the Research Department of Banesto, a major Spanish bank.
Anahita Thoms heads Baker McKenzie's International Trade Practice in Germany and is the Global Lead Sustainability Partner for the Industrials, Manufacturing and Transportation Industry Group. She is a Board Member of Atlantik-Brücke and serves on the National Committee of Unicef Germany. She has served as the ABA's Co-Chair of the Export Control & Sanctions Committee and as Advisory Board Member on the Sustainable Finance Advisory Council of the German Government. Anahita has won various accolades for her work, including 100 Most Influential Women in German Business (manager magazin), International Trade Lawyer of the Year (Germany) at the Client Choice Awards and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Johannes Trautwein has been working in debt capital markets for more than 12 years and has been focusing on sustainable finance since 2014. In October 2020, Johannes joined DZ BANK as an ESG Originator advising corporates, banks and SSA clients with regards to their sustainable finance activities. In his previous role as a Sustainable Bond expert at Commerzbank, he also supported numerous issuers in structuring and placing Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds. Before Johannes specialized in Sustainable Finance, he advised clients out of the banking, corporate and insurance sectors in structuring and issuing hybrid bonds. Furthermore, Johannes Trautwein was a member of several national as well as international sustainable finance working groups.
Tomas is the Vice President and Head of ESG Solutions, European Markets for Nasdaq, where he is responsible for coordination of initiatives and the tactical and strategic work around offerings in the Environmental, Social, and Governance area. Tomas is also a board member of Sustainable Finance Lab – SWEDEN (a transdisciplinary research center for capital market transformation) and an observer on the Board of Puro.earth. Tomas has previously held various positions within Nasdaq, such as Head of Treasury for the Non-US entities , Chief Risk Officer in Nasdaq Clearing, as well as Head of Financial Risks and Treasury Operation in EMEA / APAC. Before joining Nasdaq, worked within the Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) in various positions, such as Head of Market Operation / Chief Dealer as well as Head of Market Operation and Reserve Management Division.
Foppe-Jan van der Meij is a Senior Portfolio Manager Fixed Income at ACTIAM, with a focus on Investment Grade Credit. Mr. van der Meij joined ACTIAM (formerly known as SNS Asset Management) in 2001, holding a Senior Portfolio Manager role since 2008. He is the Portfolio Manager of the ACTIAM Impact Euro Credit Fund, which targets sustainable bonds of mainly investment grade quality, pursuing an active investment policy. Mr. van der Meij holds a University Degree in Business Economics, is certified EFFAS Financial Analyst, Postgraduate Financial & Investment Analyst (FBA) and was a Member, on behalf of ACTIAM, on the Executive Committee of the ICMA Green Bond Principles between 2018 and 2020.
Ingrid van Wees was the Vice President for Finance and Risk Management at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from 2016 to 2021, where she was responsible for the overall management of the operations of the Office of Risk Management, Controller’s Department and Treasury Department. Before ADB, she was a senior director at the German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG) from 2004 to 2016. She moved to development banking after a twelve-year career in the private sector with leading international companies in infrastructure and consumer goods from 1992 to 2004. She has an MBA degree from INSEAD and a MSc degree from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Ms Van Wees joined the IFFIm Board of Directors in October 2021.
Constantin von Gersdorff is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with a broad background in various industries. Since December 2019, he has been Chief Executive Officer of digid GmbH, an innovative company in the healthtech sector. In addition, he has been Managing Partner of KT-Books, a publisher of medical literature, since 2012. Before that, he was CEO of Diabetes News Media AG. He began his career at Boehringer Ingelheim in sales and marketing for CNS/Respiratory/Cardiology & Rheumatology. From there, he moved to Aventis, where as Product Manager Insulin Analogues he was responsible for the market launch of the blockbuster Lantus® and implemented the BOT treatment worldwide to become the standard in insulin therapy. He then took on the role of Regional Head at Sanofi-Aventis for Diabetes, Cardiology and Hypercholesterolaemia until the end of 2019. Constantin von Gersdorff is a proven expert in the field of pharmaceuticals and digital innovations and is happy to share his experiences and insights in lectures.
Dr. Esther Wandel is head of division in the German Finance Ministry which leads on Sustainable Finance in the German Government. Before that, Esther held various management positions in Germany, London and Brussels. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial market regulation. She started her career in asset management supervision and holds a doctorate in environmental law.
Petra Wehlert is First Vice President and Head of Capital Markets at KfW. She is responsible for all capital market funding activities including the EUR- and USD-Benchmark programs, Green Bonds and structured private placements. Furthermore she oversees investor relations, ratings and documentation issues. Preceding her current role Petra headed the team for new issues in public markets within the Capital Market division of KfW. Since her start at KfW in 1995 she worked in diverse areas such as derivative markets or liquidity management. She took over her new role in February 2016. Before her career at KfW, she worked for the Deutsche Bundesbank in capital markets. She holds a degree in business administration/economics.
Martin Wieland is Head of Market Intelligence and Analysis in the Bundesbank’s
Directorate General Markets. His division is responsible for financial market research and
reporting as well as for deepening the bank’s contact base in the markets. Martin is also
chairing the Bundesbank’s FX reserves investment committee. In an earlier role he was
leading the bank’s portfolio management activities, covering FX reserves, monetary policy
portfolios, and portfolios mandated by the public sector. Before moving to the Markets Directorate, Martin was Deputy Head of the Macroprudential Surveillance Division in the Bundesbank’s Financial Stability Directorate. He joined the German central bank in 1997 and has regularly represented the bank in committees and working groups of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the BIS in Basel. He is a member
of the ECB Bond Market Contact Group. From 2003 to 2006 Martin served as Bundesbank Representative and Financial Counsellor at the German Embassy in London. He studied at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Edinburgh (Scotland) and holds a German diploma degree in economics.
Dr. iur. Annette Windmeisser, after some years as assistant professor at Europa University Viadrina/Frankfurt (Oder) on international public law, especially human rights law, carried out research on the human rights approach to development cooperation in the South Pacific, and obtained her PhD from Vienna University (Ludwig Boltzman Institute of Human Rights) under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak. With colleagues she founded a consultancy and training organisation focusing on offering human rights training for professionals in the former Soviet republics after their ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2000 she became a public servant with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and has held various positions, i.a. head of legal service, as well as head of development cooperation at the German embassies in Kampala/Uganda and Brasilia/Brazil. Especially in Brazil, the BMZ portfolio of about 3.2bn € focused solely on climate change: renewable energies/efficiency as well as forest protection and sustainable use. Since 2021 she has been leading the division of climate finance of BMZ including the team working on the financial aspects of Loss&Damage. She is the German representative on the council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as well as committee member for the Climate Investments Funds (CIFs), and her team manages the German contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). She has been president of the board of the Escola Americana de Brasilia (the American embassy school) for 3 years, and founded and led a charity in Bonn/Germany for 7 years building inclusive public playgrounds in underprivileged neighbourhoods.
Bodo Winkler-Viti is Head of Funding & Investor Relations at Berlin Hyp AG in Berlin and is responsible for the bank’s long term funding, its relations to investors and also to rating agencies. In addition he looks after Berlin Hyp’s activities in Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability-Linked Bonds.
Maciej Woznica is the lead portfolio manager responsible for the Frontier Debt strategy at Coeli. His focus is on credit investments in small and high yield rated developing countries. He has over 20 years of experience in fixed income investing. Previously he setup and ran the credit and high yield teams at Sparinvest and Nordea AM. Maciej has had extensive experience with distressed credit throughout his career. He started his career in London in Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs in 2000. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Computation from University of Oxford.
Henryk Wuppermann is Head of Corporate & Structured Finance at E.ON and responsible for the Group's capital market transactions and structured financing. Before joining E.ON, he worked at Bayer and various financial institutions. E.ON SE is an international energy supplier with over 70,000 employees and the largest issuer of green bonds in Germany.