Karim Tarraf holds a Bsc in Business Administration with a strong focus on finance and energy management. He has an extensive background in Renewable Energy Finance, carbon markets as well as development assistance. His bachelor thesis, titled „Development Assistance – Structure, Conduct and Performance“, focused on bilateral and multilateral aid effectiveness in developing countries.
Prior to joining Frankfurt School Karim worked in several energy firms in Egypt which were involved in CDM projects as well as in the compilation of studies on Renewable Energy opportunities of the MENA region. He joined the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany as an intern in 2009 focusing on private sector and sustainable economic development.
Karim joined the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance in March 2011. Since then, he has been involved in the preparation, implementation, coordination and controlling of several projects, including the “Finance for Access for Clean Energy Technologies in South and South-East Asia (FACET)” implemented in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.