Curriculum Vitae of Dr Friederike Köhler-Geib

    Curriculum Vitae of Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib

    Chief Economist at KfW Group

    Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib has more than 17 years of experience at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and in the financial sector, most recently in the position of Lead Economist for Central America at the World Bank (2017–2019). The focus of her economic policy work and economic research lies in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

    Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib


    2008PhD in Economics
    Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
    2002Licenciate in Economics
    University of St. Gallen
    2002CEMS Master in International Management
    HEC Paris, University of Michigan, University of St. Gallen

    Professional experience

    Nov. 2019 – presentChief Economist
    First Vice President Economics Department
    KfW Group, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    2017 – 2019Lead Economist and Programme Leader
    Central America
    The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA
    2012 – 2017Senior Economist
    Macro Fiscal Management Global Practice
    Latin America
    The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA
    2008 – 2012Economist
    Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
    Economic Policy Department and Latin America
    The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA
    2008Research Consultant
    Monetary and Capital Market Department
    International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., USA
    2000 – 2007Various economist positions in Germany, Switzerland and the USA


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