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Stefan Issler

Head of Direct Investments, Climate Finance
  • Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Zurich and a Master of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

  • More than 13 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on energy over the last six years. Established long-term partnerships with partner institutions, sponsors, co-lenders, advisors and development agencies.

  • Leading a team of eight investment professionals responsible for all debt financing for companies / projects in the climate finance sector (energy access, distributed energy for C&I off-takers and small-scale renewable energy generation).

  • Extensive knowledge of business practices in developing countries, including 50+ due diligences conducted in 20+ countries. Built up a strong network in Sub Saharan Africa while being based for more than four years in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Proven track record in leading, (re-)structuring, negotiating and executing debt investments in the financial and energy sectors.