Dr. Joachim Richter

Doctorate Degree in scientific sciences (Geochemistry) with doctorate in analytical chemistry.

25 years job experience in world wide active companies in the field
of industrial plant business and project development.

Demonstrable track record in the fields of

  • Strategic Marketing and Sales
  • Business Development
  • Project Development with bilateral and multilateral Development  Agencies
  • Project Financing
  • Financial Engineering
  • International BO(O)T Business
  • Water Concessions
  • Private Public Partnership Projects combining investors equity with local financing and development funds

International Experience / Management Know How

  • 25 years experience in world wide active international industry groups
  • Longstanding management responsibility as director and general manager
  • Business development for new ABB corporate activities in the emerging markets
    • Decentralised power generation
    • Innovative renewable power generation
    • Emission rights certificate trading in close
  • Creating German bidding and project development groups
    “Team Germany”- for mega-projects in the emerging markets
    e.g. Airport projects and Water projectsChairman of German Airport Group International
    Team members: ABB AG, Siemens AG, Hochtief AG, Fraport AG, KfW
  • Founding AquaMundo GmbH, The German Water Alliance
    Joint Venture partners: ABB AG, Bilfinger Berger AG, MVV Energie AG

Project Financing and Financial Engineering

  • experience in the field of project finance
  • longstanding cooperation with all national and international development  institutions
  • longstanding experience with all international finance institutions and regional development banks
  • longstanding cooperation with all directorates in the EU commission for the structural funds and European development fund
  • 6 month exchange programme with all export oriented departments of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau in Frankfurt
  • participation at World Bank executive training course as sole representative from a German company,
    organised through Harvard Business School

International Water Business

  • experience in international BO(O)T business for water projects
  • experience as general manager of AquaMundo GmbH as an international active project developer

Industry Association and political contacts       

  • Chairman in the German industry association ZVEI for
    “Expert Committee Export Relations” (ZVEI Außenwirtschaftsausschuß)
  • Board Member in the German Industry association BDI for
    “Expert Committee Export Relations” (BDI Außenwirtschaftsausschuß)
  • Chairman of German Serbian Business Council; Working Group Public Utilities
  • Good contacts and network to all departments in the German Ministries for export related issues

Author of:
„Financial Engineering  –  Projektfinanzierungen mit Entwicklungsbanken“
published in Germany