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Kamran Khan

Managing Director, Head of ESG, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Deutsche Bank


Kamran Khan is Deutsche Bank’s Group-level Head of ESG in Asia Pacific. He established and heads Deutsche Bank’s ESG Centre of Excellence (COE) in Singapore. The COE works with coverage and product teams to engage clients and execute ESG transactions which meet global ESG standards while addressing the unique challenges in APAC. The COE houses cross-divisional expertise covering all areas of sustainable finance, including ESG-linked and aligned bonds, loans and derivatives as well as ESG due diligence for M&A transactions. Mr. Khan is a member of Deutsche Bank Group’s Global Sustainability Steering Committee. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Khan established Infra-Tech Capital, an impact fund investing in companies utilizing technology to provide infrastructure services and achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals. He was previously appointed by the Obama White House to serve as the head of global investments and operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he led a USD 1.5-2bn annual investment program globally with responsibility for returns as well as impact. Mr. Khan previously held senior executive roles at the World Bank and helped establish the World Bank Group regional hub in Singapore, comprising the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Insurance & Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Prior to his time at the World Bank, Mr. Khan worked on M&A transactions and advisory mandates at JP Morgan and LEK. He also served as a US Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), where he led operations for the project finance and guarantees facility. Mr. Khan served as an Advisor on Infrastructure Finance to APEC, ASEAN, and the G-20. He has also served on the Board of Advisors at a variety of market-leading companies using technology to achieve ESG goals. He is a frequent speaker at events such as World Economic Forum, UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), APEC Summits, and in major international media. Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago, and an MS in Applied Economics and Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in Economics from George Mason University.

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