Franziska Hollmann

Director Corporates Africa


Franziska Hollmann has been working for the German Investment corporation (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, or DEG) for 22 years and has extensive experience in the sustainable financing of companies in manufacturing, agribusiness and services in developing and emerging countries. She is responsible for new business development, structuring and managing DEG’s corporate loan portfolio of over 500 million euros in Africa and Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

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For almost 60 years, DEG has been a reliable partner of private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. DEG provides its customers with tailor- made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. They can thus develop successfully and sustainably, while generating local added value and creating qualified jobs. With a portfolio of over EUR 9 billion in more than 80 countries, DEG is one of the world’s largest private- sector development financiers. To learn more: