Eric Kaleja

Vice President Energy Africa / Asia, DEG – German Investment and Development Bank

Eric Kaleja has over 15 years in depth-experience in emerging/frontier market investment with a focus on Africa. Based at DEG’s headquarter in Cologne, Germany, Eric is responsible for originating, structuring and executing long-term funding solutions for energy-related projects (mainly IPPs) through debt and mezzanine. Before that, Eric headed DEG’s Regional Office in Nairobi, where he successfully built up a portfolio of more than USD 350 million in over 35 companies with a focus on infrastructure projects and financial institutions.


Throughout the last years, Eric has been managing successfully senior level client relationships and deal flow generation with a strong track-record in negotiation and structuring of investments as well as portfolio management and macro-economic/industry-specific analysis. Eric served on boards of several banks and companies in East Africa, where he lived for more than 10 years. He holds a Master degree in economics and business administration from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany.



My Sessions

Green Deal Diplomacy & EU instruments to promote energy investment in developing markets

Room to be confirmed

With the adoption of the European Green Deal, Europe embarks on a new phase of ‘Green Deal Diplomacy’, stepping up collaboration with partner countries to fight climate change and advocate the EU’s vision of the transition towards a sustainable future. Central to the European Union’s efforts will be the continuous support of clean energy sources […]