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Annette Krauss

Annette Krauss, Dr.

  • Senior Academic Associate
Phone
+41 44 634 51 68
Address
Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
Room number
PLD-G 03

Short biography

Annette is responsible for the for-credit consecutive and executive teaching programs on sustainable finance at the Department, on behalf of the Competence Center for Sustainable Finance and the Executive Education unit. Her research focuses on empirical research on financial inclusion and sustainable banking.

Before returning to academia in 2007, Annette worked nine years as a microfinance specialist in development agencies in Germany and at the United Nations, where she was mainly engaged with partners in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Back in academia, Annette founded the Center for Microfinance at the University of Zurich in 2009, which became a founding partner of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth in 2017 and, subsequently, of the overarching Competence Center for Sustainable Finance in 2020.

Education

  • Diploma in Economics, University of Trier, Germany, 1995
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 1999
  • Exchange student, Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, France, 1991-1992
  • Research fellow at University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1994-1995

Professional experience

  • Program Manager, North-South Dialogue/Exposure-and Dialogue Programme, Bonn, Germany, 1998-2000
  • Training Manager, United Nations Capital Development Fund, New York, 2000-2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, USA, 2007-2009
  • Founder and Managing Director, University of Zurich, Department for Banking and Finance / Center for Microfinance 2009-2017
  • Co-founder, Management Team Member and Director of Teaching, University of Zurich, Department for Banking and Finance / Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, 2017-2020
  • Studiengangleitung MAS / DAS / CAS Sustainable Finance (UZH), Director of Teaching at the Competence Center for Sustainable Finance at the University of Zurich

Research interests

  • Microfinance / financial inclusion and financial sector development in developing economies
  • Sustainable banking, sustainable and impact investing

Teaching

  • Microfinance / financial inclusion and impact investing
  • Sustainable finance, sustainable banking, sustainable investing

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