Leena Klossner

Vice President and Deputy, Managing Director, The Nordic Development Fund

Leena Klossner is the Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) where she has played a key role in designing the NDF strategy and operations in the area of climate change and development since 2009. She has been closely involved in the development of innovative climate finance mechanisms for the public and private sectors in the area of both adaptation and mitigation. The NDF manages a capital of EUR one billion and provides financing to climate change related investments in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Ms Klossner has 20 years of work experience related to international relations, international business and global development. Prior to joining NDF in 1999, initially to work with the fund’s operations in Asia, Ms Klossner worked with private sector consulting services mainly funded by the EU globally. She has also been closely involved in development research, lectured at the Helsinki University about the EU development financing as well as published about trade relations between Finland and developing countries. Ms Klossner holds degrees in political science, international law and business administration.


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