Christian Jahn

Executive Director

When the private sector and the official development aid system join forces, the impact on economic growth and global poverty reduction will be tremendous. Fast change is possible when new ways of collaboration are sought, when creativity wins over bureaucracy. 

Christian is heading the IBAN secretariat and is responsible for the management of the global programme. Before Christian became the Executive Director of the Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN) in September 2015, he was based for five years in Addis Ababa as Deputy Country Director of GIZ GmbH overseeing a broad portfolio including the private-public-partnership programmes. He has more than 20 years of experience in international development cooperation with a thematic focus on health systems, population dynamics and social franchise systems. He worked mainly in the Africa and Asia region as long-term and short-term expert and provided advisory services to the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. He also worked for five years in the private sector and was an entrepreneur and founder of a company in the food sector. Christian holds a Master degree and PhD in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin.

iBAN Staff

In close proximity to the United Nations and the beautiful river Rhine, iBAN’s offices are located in Germany’s former capital city of Bonn. We come from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about the theme of inclusive business.

Executive Director
Coordinator Capacity Development and Monitoring
Intern Capacity Development
Director Africa and Impact Investment
Coordinator of Operations
Director Asia and Policy
Events Manager and Office
Finance Manager
Director Communications and Digital Innovation
Intern Communications
Coordinator Online Communications

Editorial Committee

A high-level group of inclusive business thought leaders from a wide range of fields – including the private sector, donor organizations, and academia – drives the editorial agenda of iBAN blue, especially its online magazine ‘The Theme’.

Head of the Editorial Committee
Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business
Founder and Director LEAP Africa
Division Chief Applied Innovation and Acceleration
Chief Executive Officer Grameen Capital India Limited
Director Asia and Policy iBAN