Jan Martin Witte

Non-Resident Fellow

Jan Martin is a development finance professional based in Washington, DC. In addition to serving as a senior sustainable energy finance advisor for Tetra Tech ESI, he is also a member of the Independent Technical Advisory Panel of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and a member of the Supervisory Board of ProCredit Holding KgAA and ProCredit General Partner AG

From 2009 to 2022, Jan Martin worked with KfW Development Bank in various roles and with growing responsibilities over time. Most recently, Jan Martin served as the director of kfW’s Global Equity and Funds department, where he oversaw KfW’s global impact investment portfolio, with equity investments across approximately 60 funds and 25 financial institutions and a total investment volume exceeding 4 billion euros. Prior to that appointment, Jan Martin served as the director of KfW’s Central Africa and Regional Funds department; as the director of the Pretoria Office in South Africa; as head of the Division for Infrastructure in Southern Africa; as well as senior project manager for Energy in East Africa (based in Kampala, Uganda).

Before joining KfW in 2009, Jan Martin was co-founder and associate director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany. Jan Martin holds a PhD and master’s degree in international relations and international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

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