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Bettina Boekle

Head of Partnerships

I am delighted to have joined Finance for Peace – an initiative incubated by Interpeace – as Head of Partnerships in October 2023 . With 17 years’ professional experience as a social impact, gender and senior social safeguards manager in private-sector operations for renowned development banks (the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (both at headquarters and in Ghana) and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) Group in Germany (DEG Invest)), I am excited to keep innovating at the intersection of finance, peace and human development.

Equipped with a PhD and a master’s degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin (Germany), as well as a second master’s in international relations and international economics from Johns-Hopkins University (JHU) and its School of Advanced International Studies, I enjoy staying in touch with the next generation of development professionals as an academic advisor and adjunct lecturer at my alma mater. My thematic work has focused on income inequality, social cohesion, gender and female entrepreneurship in Latin America and Africa, as well as on education policy, politics and federalism in Brazil. Throughout my travels, work and living experience on four continents, I have become fluent in six languages and enjoy exploring the outdoors wherever I go.

© Finance for Peace 2023