Judith Helfmann is Adviser for Development Policy and International Finance at Phineo gAG on secondment on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Judith studied international law in Germany and China. She started her professional career in 1998 with the Bundesverband der deutschen Industrie e.V., BDI (Federation of German Industries), in the field of international relations and policy. In 2000 she joined Ernst & Young as an auditor and business consultant. Judith went back into international finance and development policy as an Investment Manager for Asia and Microfinance at DEG within the KfW Banking Group. From 2011-2020 she successfully developed the work on countries and markets at Afrika Verein (German-African Business Association) as Head of Foreign Trade and Development Policy.
Since 2013 Judith also built up an international reputation as mediator and high-level moderator for discussions, workshops and events up to Heads of State level like the G 20 Investment Summits in Germany in 2018 and 2019.