Annika Hercegfi
MSc International Economics and Economic Policy

Annika Hercegfi is a Manager in the fields of green finance, energy efficiency, and renewable energies and works primarily on projects in the context of international development cooperation. Her work focuses in particular on the analysis, design, and implementation of financing instruments for sustainable energies.

Annika is experienced in the coordination and conceptualisation of international development projects. She works with public institutions and development banks to support the elaboration and implementation of sustainable energy projects. Her fields include electrification through renewable energies and energy efficiency in buildings; and industry and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition, Annika has experience working in emerging and developing countries in South Asia, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her work is primarily focused on conducting feasibility studies for financing programmes, preparing project evaluations, and providing technical assistance to clients in partner countries; including the development of capacity building concepts and marketing measures, as well as the design of financing products and operational processes. She is certified as a Climate & Renewable Energy Finance Expert through the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Prior to joining adelphi, Annika worked as an adviser for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Morocco. There she investigated the availability, quality, and development processes of training measures and employment effects in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency in North Africa. She had previously worked for two years at the Competence Centre Environment and Climate at KfW Development Bank, where her work focussed on public relations and on project management for the Carbon Fund and the Foundation “Future of the Carbon Market.” During a multi-month stint in the KfW satellite office in Dakar, Senegal, she primarily worked on questions relating to energy policy in development cooperation.

Annika has a Master’s degree in International Economics and Economic Policy from the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, with a focus on development economics. She had previously studied economics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. During her course of study, she spent two semesters at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where she focused on international emissions trading and market mechanisms. For her bachelor’s thesis she analysed efficient allocation mechanisms for emissions certificates, while for her master’s thesis, she investigated factors influencing technology transfer in the framework of the Clean Development Mechanism for countries with different development levels.

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