Vincenzo Trani, president of Mikro Kapital, is pleased to announce that, as from 15 September 2022, Mr. Johannes Feist has been appointed as new Chief executive Officer of Mikro Kapital Management S.A.
Mr. Feist is a development finance expert, experienced with mergers & acquisitions and restructurings, and with commercial, governmental, and not for profit business models. He has deep knowledge of the functions of development finance institutions (DFIs), of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and rural financial services industries, and of investment fund regulations in Luxemburg, Germany and Mauritius.
After school education in Germany and UK, and military service, he obtained a Diploma (MSc) and a PhD in International Economics from University of Munich (Germany). Mr. Feist started his career at the EU Commission, then in the German security and defence establishment (European Centre of International Security (EUCIS) and IABG). He was also Assistant Lecturer at University of Munich. In 1999 he joined KFW Development Bank as Senior Project Manager. In the following 20 years in KFW, Mr. Feist covered different managerial and international roles, among them: Resident Director in Pristina and Belgrade, Vice President for European Financial Institutions (Berlin), Vice President for Corporate Strategy (Frankfurt). Since 2015 he was Head of Division Financial Systems Development Southern Africa and Regional Funds, essentially KFW’s equity team. In 2020 Mr. Feist left KFW and founded his own company, JF Investment Advisory, supporting clients in the public (DFIs, International Organizations) and private / corporate space. He is member of Advisory Committee of DWM Displaced Communities Fund.
“I am very pleased to welcome Johannes Feist as new Chief Executive Officer of Mikro Kapital Management S.A. His extensive management experience from international companies, profound industry knowledge and impressive track record will bring great benefits to our Group. The board members and I are confident that Johannes will lead Mikro Kapital Management S.A. into a new phase of further growth and development,” — said Vincenzo Trani.
Johannes Feist added: “I thank Vincenzo and Mikro Kapital for the trust they have placed in me. I am looking forward to working with all colleagues across the Group and devoting my full energy in this new role that I have been called to. The microcredit sector holds great potential and represents one of the most coherent and meaningful ways to put the concept of impact investing into practice. I see great opportunities of development in the next future, and I commit to take them up and face new challenges.”
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