Jan Martin Witte

Director of the Global Equity and Funds department, KfW Development Bank

About Jan Martin Witte

Jan Martin Witte is Director of the Global Equity and Funds department of KfW Development Bank. As such, he oversees the BankĀ“s impact investment portfolio globally, with equity investments across ~60 funds and ~25 financial institutions (predominantly microfinance banks), and a total investment volume exceeding EUR 3 billion.

Prior to his current appointment, Jan served in different roles at KfW Development Bank, including as Director of the Central Africa and Regional Funds department; as Director of the Pretoria Office in South Africa; as Head of Division for Infrastructure in Southern Africa); as well as Senior Project Manager for Energy in East Africa (based in Kampala, Uganda).

Before joining KfW in 2009, Jan Martin was co-founder and Associate Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany. Jan Martin has published widely on issues of energy policy, international development, UN reform, global governance, and transatlantic relations.

Jan Martin holds a PhD and MA in international relations and international economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

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