Claudia Arce

KfW Group
Director Latin America and Caribbean

Claudia Arce became director within KfW Group in 2004. Since July 2020 Claudia is responsible for the Latin America and Caribbean Department. Between 2018 and 2020 she initiated and leaded the digitalization project, thus digitalizing internal processes and innovating KfWs products by introducing digital devices within the financed investments. Before, she was responsible for the South Asian region for more than 7 years. She joined KfW Group in 1993 and has held various positions in the institution since then, with a focus on emerging markets. In 2011 she was seconded to the United Nations Framework Convention for the Climate Change to advise the secretariat in the design of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). During 2010 she headed the international business of the Berliner Energieagentur and developed energy efficiency models financed through ‘Public Private Partnerships’. Currently, she is part of the LAGREEN Board. LAGREEN Fund is a Luxembourg SICAV-SIF Fund and aims at developing a green bond market in Latin America. From 2011 to 2020 she acted as director and chair for the Global Climate Partnership Fund a Luxembourg based fund to finance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects through banks on a global basis. The fund leverages scarce public funds with private capital. Further, she also chaired the Supervisory Board of the Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) Debt Fund from 2011 to 2018. Claudia Arce is a German national and studied at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She holds a MSc in International Relations.