Ms. Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven is Managing Director of GIZ, a leading German development agency. Ms. Hoven studied economics and political science at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, and Paris IX Dauphine University in France. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Chair for Development Economics. She then went on to complete postgraduate studies at the German Development Institute in Berlin.

From 1986 to 1990, she was responsible for bilateral development cooperation with Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland as a desk officer at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Between 1990 and 1995, she worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH.

She then returned to BMZ, where she held a number of different positions. Between 2010 and 2014 she represented the German Government as Executive Director in the World Bank Group.  She then rejoined BMZ, initially as commissioner for climate policy and finance and later as Director-General for Global Issues. In this position she represented BMZ on the management bodies of the Global Fund (GFATM), the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), the Green Climate Fund and the Global Center on Adaptation.

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven is a member of, amongst others, the Supervisory Board of the German Energy Agency (dena), the Advisory Board of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), and the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Steering Committee.