Global Head of Aviation, Mobility & Transport
Finance, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Frankfurt am Main, GermanyCarsten Wiebers, 56, heads KfW IPEX-Bank's department for Aviation, Mobility & Transport. The department finances investments of governments and municipalities, corporates and project entities into urban transport, rail, logistics and aviation. Products include corporate, project and export financing as well as public promotional finance schemes. Until 2016 Carsten Wiebers covered the bank's shipping, oil & gas offshore and cruise activities as Global Head Maritime Industries. He entered the bank in 1992 as project manager for KfW's development aid finance, focusing on project finance in former Soviet Union states of Central Asia and Pakistan. Previous to KfW he worked for several institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency in the US, Word Bank and chemical industries with project assignments in the US, Africa and Asia. He holds a doctorate degree in agricultural economics.
New models of financing new mobility technology
Stakeholders in urban transport face a growing conflict: public budgetary constraints don't go well together with fast growing demand for long term Investments in mobility. The demand is continuously changing due to new technology, new environmental standards or customers' demand for higher comfort. Dividing the risks of operation and owning mobility assets smartly may be a solution to achieve two goals: The public entity may exercise more flexibility concerning the choice of operators over time whilst securing new technology mobility assets long term and secure lowest cost of financing. The presentation will examine alternatives which are in between the concepts of "the state/city does it all" and full-fledged PPP with respect to the contractual relationships between the city, the operator, the fleet provider, financing solutions and financing cost.