Katharina Banz

Coordinator of Operations

In today´s ever changing world, the concept of ´givers´ and ´takers´ has become outdated. IB defies prejudices by creating sustainable methods to fight poverty. I am excited to contribute to the success of these inspirational change agents and look forward to making this world a little more inclusive.

Katharina is engaged in iBAN´s activities in Africa and Asia. She supports the process for companies to scale up their IB models and strengthen their connections to impact investors.

Prior to working for the iBAN project, Katharina gained working experience with GIZ´s Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) in the capacity building programme to prepare experts and managers for their assignments abroad, working in the communications, monitoring and course management areas. Katharina has gained grassroots experience as a Development Agent with Peace Corps in Zambia, Africa. She conducted trainings on health, education and agroforestry, accompanied change process workshops and advised on grant possibilities and conditions.

Katharina holds a degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and is completing her Masters of Business Administration in Corporate Social Responsibility and Non-Governmental Organization Management from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

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