KfW India’s new Country Director

Mr. Wolf Muth will be the new Country Director from 1 August 2022. Wolf Muth has held various professional and managerial positions at KfW Group for almost 30 years. Dr. Christoph Kessler is retiring from his current position as KfW India’s Country Director after completing 5 years in the New Delhi office.

Before taking up his new position, he was Deputy Director and Regional Manager North Africa of KfW Development Bank. Prior to that, he worked as Country Director of KfW Office Cairo, Egypt (2013 – 2016). His sector focus in the years has been on renewable energy and energy efficiency in the MENA region. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) as well as a key account manager for regional renewable energy initiatives.

Prior to joining KfW Development Bank, he was Vice President in the Executive Affairs and Corporate Policy department and was particularly involved in the privatisation of state-owned enterprises assisting in capital market transactions. Before that, he worked for KfW IPEX Bank as Vice President in the aviation sector (acquisition, structuring and financing) in charge of commercial projects worldwide. During this time, Mr. Muth was seconded for two years to the Global Energy Group of Credit Suisse, New York, being involved in investment banking for both American and international power and energy companies.

His academic background comprises a BSc degree in Agricultural Economics (Munich and Kiel, Germany) and an MSc Degree in Marketing and Management (Cranfield University, UK).