Tanja Faller

Director, Geothermal Program, Central America

Ms. Tanja Gabriele Faller heads GIZ’s regional programs on Energy (4E) and geothermal energy in Central America. She has 15 years of experience in project, early stage and development financing focusing on energy and infrastructure. Tanja has worked as a Private Sector Specialist in the World Bank’s Latin America Region and continued as a Senior Energy Economist at the African Development Bank. Her experience includes geothermal investment in fragile contexts such as Djibouti, and blended finance structures such as Africa’s largest solar power plant in Morocco. Before joining GIZ she worked as a Senior Investment Manager at MEAG, the asset management company of one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies, Munich RE, where she was responsible for growing the MEAGs infrastructure project finance activities across emerging markets. Tanja graduated with a Master degree in International Finance and International Development from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Washington DC, and holds an M.A. in Regional Science from the University of Cologne, Germany. Tanja is a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany, an alumna of the German Academic Foundation and a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis. GenerationCEO, an initiative selecting female executives with the potential to enter the management board of major companies awarded her as a “Manager of the Year 2014.”