Tanja Gabriele Faller is the Managing Director, Energy for Central America at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). She has 15 years of experience in project, early stage and development financing focusing on energy and infrastructure. She started her career as a Private Sector Specialist in the World Bank and continued as a Senior Energy Economist at the African Development Bank. Her experience includes geothermal investment in fragile contexts such as Djibouti, and blended finance structures such as Africa’s largest solar power plant in Morocco. Before joining GIZ in 2017, she worked as a Senior Investment Manager at asset management company MEAG. Tanja has graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the University of Cologne. Tanja lives with her family in El Salvador.