Director, Maritime Industries
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Since August 2016 Sebastian Blum is heading the origination and structuring team in KfW IPEX-Bank's Maritime Industries department responsible for new business in Asia, the Americas and Western Europe with focus on commercial shipping including ferries as well as maritime energy. He has over 15 years of experience in export and project finance and worked on transactions in various business sectors such as basic industries, infrastructure, oil & gas and power. Between 2012 and 2016 Sebastian has been heading the Representative Office of KfW IPEX-Bank in São Paulo which is responsible for client coverage and origination of new business in South America. Sebastian joined KfW in 2006 as a graduate trainee and worked for five years as a Project Manager and Vice President in the Industries & Services department. Responsible for telecommunication projects in Latin America, Southern Europe and Northern Africa he structured numerous corporate and project financings involving different European and Asian Export Credit Agencies. Sebastian holds a German-French double diploma in Business Administration from European School of Business (Reutlingen) and Reims Management School. He is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.