A trained macro-economist, he joined TCX in 2008 to implement a macro-fundamental- based pricing approach to provide hedging tools in small frontier markets. Today, Harald works directly with the CEO on bringing new investors on board and develops new strategic initiatives to expand the development impact of TCX. Over the past three years, a large part of his efforts has been dedicated to de-risk renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in frontier markets.
Day 2 : Tuesday, 8 November 2016 11:15 - 13:00
Harald is a strong believer in mobile banking and off-grid roof-top solutions to bring sustainable and affordable access to energy to poor households. These small but life-changing innovations will give a huge development boost, support the achievement of climate goals, and are a tremendous business opportunity. Providing financing structures that work is key for quick roll-out and impact.
Harald also played a key role in starting-up Mantis BV, a development oriented advisory firm, which provides forecasting and risk quantification services for frontier market investors. The underlying idea was that more risk transparency is a first step towards better risk management and development of new products and services.
From 1994 to 2008, Harald worked at the IMF. Before that, he worked at the US House of Representatives in Washington and in a London investment bank.