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Dr. Christoph Herfarth

Head of Export Finance and Export Credit, Guarantee Department, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee (IMC)
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Christoph Herfarth is head of division for export financing and export credit guarantees in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and chairman of the Interministerial Committee for export credit guarantees since July 2015. After studying law in Münster, Geneva (Switzerland), Tübingen, Heidelberg and Cornell (Ithaca, NY) and receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg he joined the Federal Cartel Office in 2001. In 2004 he joined the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs where he worked in different areas before leaving for a post as trade counselor at the German embassy in Washington DC in 2009. Upon his return to Berlin in 2012 he became head of division for domestic credit guarantees.

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