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Mittelstandsrat (SME Advisory Council) at KfW

The Mittelstandsrat (SME Advisory Council) specifies the state mandate of Mittelstandsbank (SME Bank). It deliberates and takes decisions on proposals for the promotion of small- and medium-sized enterprises, taking into consideration the overall business planning of the institution.

Chair of the SME Advisory Council:

Dr Robert Habeck
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Deputy Chair:

Christian Lindner
Federal Minister of Finance

Further members are:

Carsten Schneider
Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Germany
Minister of State
Federal Chancellery

Christian Kühn
Parliamentary State Secretary
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Thomas Köhler
Head of Division
Federal Ministry of Finance

Dr. Sebastian Wilckens
Director General
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of the state of Schleswig-Holstein

  • Alternate Members:
    Barbara Meyer
    Director General
    Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

    Stefanie Pötzsch
    State Secretary
    Ministry of Economy, Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry of the state of Saxony-Anhalt

Carsten Feller
State Secretary
Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society
Thuringia

  • Alternate Members:
    Barbara Meyer
    Director General
    Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

    Stefanie Pötzsch
    State Secretary
    Ministry of Economy, Tourism, Agriculture and Forestry of the state of Saxony-Anhalt

Dr Sabine Hepperle
Head of the Directorate
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Dr Matthias Koehler
Deputy Director General
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Stefanie Fröhling
Head of Division
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Kathrin Wünnemann
Head of Division
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

As of September 2022

Contact

KfW Group

Palmengartenstrasse 5-9

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

+49 69 7431-2944

Mission and tasks

Law Concerning KfW and KfW Bylaws.

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