GFA has a decentralized organizational structure across all disciplines and regions. Top specialists work with GFA as consultants and managers. They possess long-standing sector expertise and use state-of-the-art methods and instruments when managing technical assistance projects and advising clients. Their pool of experience shapes GFA's best practices, and contri­butes to ongoing exchange platforms in their professional environment.

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Managing Directors

Dr. Klaus Altemeier

  • Knowledge Management
  • Human Resources & Recruitment
  • Financial Systems Development
  • Private Sector Development
  • Education, Skills & Employment
  • Public Finance Management
  • Governance
  • Monitoring & Evaluation

Dr. Hans-Christoph Schaefer-Kehnert

  • Strategy
  • Public Relations
  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Natural Resources & Climate Change
  • Water & Sanitation 
  • Energy
  • Health

Dr. Heiko Weißleder

  • Finance & Administration
  • Controlling
  • Taxes
  • Contracts
  • Business Processes & Quality Management  

Department Directors

Regional and technical departments

Jan Sass


Paul van der Poel

Asia and Latin America

Dr. Daniel Wahby

Europe, Middle East and North Africa

Tomas Keilbach


Anja Desai

Education, Skills & Employment

Ulla Törnroos

Financial Systems Development

Joachim Gromotka


Clarissa Harre

Public Finance Management

Christian Rake

Water & Sanitation

Internal Departments

Dr. Edda Meinheit

Human Resources & Recruitment

Peter Utermöhl


Regina Trojahn

Financial Project Management

Britta Borkers


Management Units

Natascha Pleß

Public Relations

Anke Küsel

Quality Management

Joachim Schnurr

Competence Center for Climate and Energy

Christine Fröhlich

C³ Unit for Better Learning


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