Stefan Kratzsch

Stefan Kratzsch

  • Team Lead – Sustainability Standards and Responsible Business Unit, UNIDO

Stefan Kratzsch has been working for more than 15 years for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in areas of investment promotion and private sector development. He is employed as an Industrial Development Officer in the Investment and Technology Promotion Division of UNIDO’s Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation. He was part of the UNIDO team designing and implementing UNIDO’s African Investment Promotion Agency Network (AfrIPANet) Programme. As an integral part of this Programme, large-scale firm-level FDI surveys have been organized in 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which formed the basis of a series of UNIDO Africa Investor Survey Reports and ensuing capacity building assistance to a large number of African Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs). He also oversees the global Network of UNIDO Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange Centres (SPX) whose aim is to provide a permanent platform to link FDI subsidiaries to viable and promising local suppliers in developing countries. He has successfully concluded large-scale investment promotion programmes in Iraq, Viet Nam, South Africa and in Colombia. Currently, he manages a major regional investment promotion programme for ACP (Africa−Caribbean−Pacific) countries in cooperation with the World Bank Group and the International Trade Centre (ITC) besides further projects he manages in the United Republic of Tanzania and in Nigeria. He acts as UNIDO’s focal point for the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) and is a member of UNIDO Task Forces in relation to industrial parks and digital knowledge platforms. Stefan Kratzsch is holder of a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany and holder of a PhD from Leipzig University, Germany.

All Sessions by Stefan Kratzsch

Day two October 3, 2023
Day One October 2, 2023