Justus Vitinius was born in Dortmund on March 16, 1963. After studying law and economics, he started working for KPMG Peat Marwick in Munich in 1992 as a tax assistant. Two years later he moved to the Bayerische Landesbank Girozentrale in Munich (Corporate Finance Division). Here he was responsible for corporate credit finance before moving to the project finance team in 1995, responsible for energy, transportation and water projects in Germany and Europe. Since 1998 he has been working for the German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG), first as project manager of the infrastructure department and from 2000 as department head with a focus on assessment (due diligence) and structuring of energy, telecommunications, port, airport and other infrastructure projects worldwide. From 2005 to 2009 he was also a member of the supervisory board of the Tirana International Airport Company in Tirana (Albania), in which DEG was involved. Since 2009, he has been head of the Latin America department, responsible for new business and the portfolio in Latin America as well as for our field offices in Mexico City, Lima and Sao Paulo. Between 2008 and 2011 he was also an expert at the Federal Interministerial Committee on Investment Guarantees. Since July 1, 2015, Justus Vitinius has been responsible for the acquisition, due diligence and portfolio for all energy customers in Latin America, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, since February 1, 2018 he has been responsible for all industrial, agricultural and service customers in Latin America. He is responsible for a portfolio of approx. 50 existing customers (approx. EUR 400 million) and the annual new business (approx. EUR 120 million). Justus Vitinius is also DEG’s key account for the World Bank companies (especially IFC) and the Inter-American Development Bank IDB and manages DEG’s institutional relationships with stakeholders in the Latin American context (Latin America Association, embassies, etc.). Justus Vitinius is married and has four children.
CEO of FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
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