Jens Wirth

KfW Entwicklungsbank
Senior Project Manager


Jens is KfW’s Energy Sector Lead for South America and has, among other projects, lead the structuring of the Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) for Latin America as the first multi-donor initiative to promote geothermal energy on a continental level. He has worked on a variety of Geothermal, Wind, Solar PV and Concentrated Solar Thermal (CSP) projects across Latin America, South Africa, India and the MENA region. His previous work experience includes working for the World Bank’s Global CSP Program and as a Consultant in the IDB’s Mexico office. Jens holds an MA in Economics and Finance from Johns-Hopkins University SAIS in Washington, D.C. and an MA in Politics and Economics from Freie Universität Berlin.