Charlotte Kantelhardt studied Insurance and Actuarial Sciences in Cologne and Dalian, China and holds a Master in Economics and Business from Sciences Po Paris. She gained nearly four years of professional experience in different sectors of the international insurance industry and worked for a leading German Insurance Group in Beijing and Jinan, China to support its entry in the Chinese life insurance market.
Ms. Kantelhardt also worked for DEG/ KfW in Kenya, where she focused on the acquisition for private sector investments across East Africa in the financial, energy and agribusiness sector. She furthermore worked for the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya and has professional experience in M&A and corporate finance consultancy. Prior to joining the Center Ms. Kantelhardt worked for Allianz Global Investors in the transaction team for equity investments in renewable energy projects across Europe.