Tanja leads governments and investors towards decarbonizing their economies, transition and transform their energy systems. She does so by catalyzing climate finance and forging unusual alliances. She is passionate about contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals and has a particular skill for creating green growth opportunities in the global south and in communities that have been historically disadvantaged.

Highest Level of Education

Master's Degree

Current Job/Study field

Government and public administration


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Current employer


Work experience

  • Head of Energy and Climate Change
    Giz GmbH - Full-time From January 2020 to Present

    Leading a senior manager team in charge of a total of over EUR 60 million advisory work on energy transition from the German government and climate finance institutions including innovative work on green hydrogen, the establishment of a German-Tunisian Hydrogen Alliance rnrnLeadership of the Management Team members, total team size: around 80 professional staff

  • Regional Director Energy
    Giz GmbH - Full-time From February 2017 to December 2020

    Leading a technical assistance portfolio of EUR 12 million to improve the investment climate for renewable energy and energy efficiency, including establishing geothermal pilot projects in a joint venture rn rnLeadership of a management team, total team size 42 professional staff implementing assistance across six countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama)

  • Senior Investment Manager
    MEAG Asset Management - Full-time From November 2014 to February 2017

    Responsible for development of an infrastructure and PPP project finance pipelinernrnPart of a managerial team charged with building-up a new asset class structure and associated teams


  • Regional Studies: Economics and Political Science, History and Linguistics
    Universität Köln From February 1999 to July 2005
  • International Development and International Economics
    Johns Hopkins University From August 2005 to May 2007

Area of expertise

Climate policy Competition/Economics Economic modelling Energy market models Energy policy Environmental policy Environmental Regulation Hydro Hydrogen Institutional/public affairs


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


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