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Press Release from 2021-06-01 / Group

Christiane Laibach takes up her duties as a member of KfW Group’s Executive Board

Christiane Laibach (59) began her tenure as a new member of the Executive Board at KfW Group today, 1 June 2021. She will be responsible for export and project finance of KfW IPEX-Bank and development cooperation (DC), including promotional activities of KfW Development Bank and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG).

Before her appointment to the KfW Group Executive Board, she was a member of the Management Board at DEG beginning in 2015, becoming its Chair in July 2018 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2020. From 2008 to 2015, she was responsible for Risk Management and Finance as a member of the Management Board at KfW IPEX-Bank. After studying economics in Mainz, Germany, Ms Laibach joined KfW in 1990 as a trainee. She then took on various management roles in export and project finance and development cooperation.

Ms Laibach succeeds Professor Joachim Nagel, who left to join the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on 1 November 2020.

Christiane Laibach is a recognised financial expert with excellent international contacts and many years of experience in development finance, as well as in export and project finance.

You can find a curriculum vitae and photo of Christiane Laibach at:

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