Silvia Kreibiehl is Head of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
In her role as Head of the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl has overall responsibility for all international Frankfurt School consultancy projects in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance. Ms. Kreibiehl is in charge of project acquisition and management, in particular quality management. She is also directly involved in selected projects. Ms. Kreibiehl led the team which developed the concept for the REPP (Renewable Energy Performance Platform) project on behalf of EIB focusing on financing gap assessments as well as the design of new and the modification of existing guarantee instruments.
She is also leading applied research efforts particularly with regard to the role of local investors in climate finance. Ms. Kreibiehl is a contributing author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) which was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014.
Before joining the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl worked for Deutsche Bank (DB) for 17 years, with 10 years in corporate finance (Equity Capital Markets and Mergers&Acquisitions), in particular in the RE sector. She also worked for 4 years on double bottom line investment opportunities and respective transaction structures in developing countries. She was the lead analyst at Deutsche Bank for the GET FiT concept and was responsible for DB’s shareholding in the Desertec Industrial initiative.