Maya Hennerkes

Director, Green Financial Systems: Climate Strategy and Delivery

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Maya Hennerkes is the Director for Green Financial Systems at the Climate Strategy and Delivery Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She is responsible for EBRD’s climate-related lending to Financial Intermediaries as well as the Bank’s own green methodologies such as Paris Alignment and Green Economy Transition approaches. She represents EBRD in relevant international forums such as the EU Sustainable Finance Platform and NGFS. Prior to this role, Maya led EBRD’s ESG work with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes sustainable financial systems and the integration of climate, environmental and social matters in investment decisions and management. Maya is a sustainable finance and ESG expert with almost 20 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London.

She is a member of the Club of Rome’s Think Tank 30 and serves on the Advisory Boards of SustainableFinance.Live and WeShyft. Maya studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.