Daniel TarasHead of Global Sector Program, Climate Economy - GIZ
Daniel is Head of Global Sector Programmes for Sustainable Economic Development & Climate Economy at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany’s international cooperation agency.
Previous assignments included directing a programme on sustainable infrastructure and climate change at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC; and setting up and heading GIZ’s Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), which addresses global sustainability challenges, including economic policy, sustainable finance, and business model innovation. At GIZ, he was also Head of Section in the Global Partnerships and Emerging Economies Unit in Berlin, corporate social responsibility and economic policy advisor in China and Laos respectively, and, before that, worked as strategic management consultant, investment banker and financial sector economist in London, UK.
He holds a BSc in Economics (LSE), an MSc in Development Finance (SOAS), an MPhil (Cambridge), and an Executive Master’s (HEC Paris / Saïd Business School, Oxford University). He is also an alumnus of the German Development Institute and of Peking University, China.