managing director, SPTF Europe
Jurgen Hammer is managing director of the SPTF European office in Luxembourg that opened in 2019 with support of the Luxembourg government. The European office manages SPTF’s investor group coordination and outreach to regulators and financial market supervisory agencies. He also leads the SPTF’s efforts to connect to the global standard setting, regulatory and taxonomy initiatives, such as ISO, OECD, and the European Commission Platform for Sustainable Finance to share the financial inclusion sector’s achievements and experience with the broader financial sector. Prior to launching SPTF’s Luxembourg office, Jurgen was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Social Performance at Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation (GCAF) in Paris. His involvement in financial inclusion started in 2006 at EFSE, an investment fund for the Balkans. In 2008 he managed the TA program at JAIDA, the investment fund for microfinance associations in Morocco. He continued as an independent Board member of JAIDA until 2016. He also serves as an Independent Member of the Board and Head of the Social Performance Committees at ACAD Finance in Palestine and Pamiga Finance in France. Jurgen has also worked in corporate and investment banking at Deutsche Bank, as senior banker at Banco Santander, and as Co-Head of Fixed Income and Securitization at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), working with sovereign funds, financial institutions, and corporates in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. A native of Germany, where he received his primary and secondary education, Jurgen holds a master’s of business administration (international business) from City University New York-Baruch, and a master’s in applied economics from Paris University, Dauphine. He is fluent in German, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of Italian and Arabic.