Financial Systems Development

Learn more about our specialized knowledge and projects in the area of financial systems development at this link.

Diana Cordes

Diana Cordes is the director of the Financial Systems Development Department. She joined GFA in 2007, before she worked as banking and management consultant in two banks in Mozambique and Angola. Diana has been working within international development cooperation for over 15 years managing, implementing and steering technical assistance projects in the financial sector in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Her focus areas are Micro and SME Finance as well as Green and Sustainable Finance. Diana holds a Master Degree from the University of Cologne and she is a Certified Professional for Renewable Energy Finance (CPREF), and a Certified Expert for Sustainable Finance.

Steffen Kuhl

Steffen Kuhl is a portfolio manager for SME, agriculture and sustainable finance in the Financial Systems Development Department. He is an economist with over 15 years of experience in the international financial sector, mainly in Germany, MENA, and Asia. He holds the IPMA Senior Project Management certificate. Before joining the team in 2016, he worked for various banks, credit, and investment institutions, and in technical assistance projects worldwide, focusing on SME innovation and start-up support in private and public sector settings.


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