Jürgen Kern

Director Corporate Strategy and Sustainability at KfW Group

Since Mai 2018, Jürgen Kern is heading KfW’s Corporate Strategy and Sustainability Department. They are responsible for advising KfW’sBoard on business strategies and manage KfW’s subsidiaries. He has a sound background on KfW operations and global strategy. He holds a degree in International Economics and is an INSEAD and German Development Institute alumni.

From 2013 to 2018 he was Head of Division for Energy and Mobilityfor Southeast Europe and Turkey, responsible for KfW’s portfolio in hydro power, wind power, transmission and energy efficiency.

From 2009 to 2013 he was appointed KfW’s Director in Brasilia/Brazil. Before he worked in several positions in KfW’s regional and strategic departments and was seconded to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development from 2005 – 2007.

09:45 – 11:00

PART 1: Climate finance: What is alignment?