Stephan Opitz is director of the regional department within KfW Entwicklungsbank, responsible for the overall policy, the operative business in Latin America and the carbon fund. Before moving to his current position, Stephan Opitz was head of the South Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan department from 2007 until 2011. From 1993 until 2007 he held various positions within KfW Bankengruppe: as project manager for the Eastern Europe transformation programme, for export- and project finance in KfW-IPEX Bank and as deputy head of department for European promotional topics. In 1992 Stephan Opitz started his career as project assistant for GTZ in India. He studied industrial engineering and management in Berlin and economics in Paris, as well as completing postgraduate studies at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), where he subsequently worked as a research assistant.
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