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Matthias Knoch
Team Leader Green Finance Market Regulation and Green Bonds , GIZ German Cooperation Agency & Brazilian Central Bank
Erfurt, Germany
International project manager, MSME- and climate finance expert with 30 years experience in the financial sector and 20+ years leadership experience in managing complex development aid projects in Europe, Latina America, Africa and Asia with central banks, development banks and leading international development organizations. Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German, good French.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Highly experienced financial sector professional with 30 years total experience and over 20 years’ consultancy work in financial development projects in Brazil, Latin America, The Caribbean, Africa and worldwide, specialized in ESG, Climate- & Green finance;
More than 15 years of experience as Team Leader and Project Director in complex, multi-stakeholder technical assistance projects on behalf of German and European donors (incl. GIZ, KfW, BMZ, DGRV and EBRD);
Excellent experience in training and capacity building of Central Bank & commercial banking staff;
Long-standing experience in management and technical positions at MSME banks in numerous contexts;
Considerable experience in central bank regulation and risk management, esp. climate, social and environmental risk management (contributed to the inclusion of TCFD in the Brazilian banking regulation);
Extensive experience in developing innovative green & sustainable financial products with particular focus on renewable energy initiatives and green agriculture, with both equity and fixed-income instruments;
Extensive network in the Brazilian & Latin American banking industry, including sector associations and market regulators.
Master in Business Administration, specialized in Finance and IT, University of Berlin, Germany, Master thesis in Management of Information Systems from University of Berne, Switzerland. Post-graduate degree in Climate Finance and Climate risks from University of London. Degree in Spanish from University of Havana, Cuba. Specialized project manager and project evaluator.
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
    Germany , Mozambique
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