Head of Centre
Silvia Kreibiehl is Head of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In her role as Head of the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl has overall responsibility for all international Frankfurt School consultancy projects in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance. Ms. Kreibiehl is in charge of project acquisition and management, in particular quality management. She is also directly involved in selected projects.
Ms. Kreibiehl led the team which developed the concept for the REPP (Renewable Energy Performance Platform) project on behalf of EIB focusing on financing gap assessments as well as the design of new and the modification of existing guarantee instruments.She is also leading applied research efforts particularly with regard to the role of local investors in climate finance. Ms. Kreibiehl has been a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Silvia Kreibiehl serves as a member of the C3E International Ambassador Corps since 2016. She had been nominated to serve as a member of the Independent Technical Advisory Panel of the Green Climate Fund in July 2015.
Before joining the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl worked for Deutsche Bank (DB) for 17 years, with 10 years in corporate finance (Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions), in particular in the RE sector. She also worked four years on double bottom line investment opportunities and respective transaction structures in developing countries. In the latter role she developed and managed the bank’s sustainability initiatives. In 2007, Silvia Kreibiehl spent six months in Uganda working on a microfinance project. She was responsible for DB’s shareholding in the Desertec Industrial Initiative and in her role as Lead Analyst, Silvia Kreibiehl designed the GET FiT programme (Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries), a scheme for encouraging private-sector investors deploy capital in renewable energy projects in developing countries.