Achim manages the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF), which supports private investments in emerging bond markets and develops risk management tools for regulators in G20 emerging economies. Furthermore, he advises the German Ministry of Finance on the “High-Level Sino-German Financial Dialogue” and together with the German Ministry of Justice, he was responsible for organising the “High-Level Sino-German Dialogue on the Rule of Law”, which was carried out at ministerial level in 2014. Prior to this position, he was seconded to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to advise the co-chair of the G20 working group on financial inclusion. Before that, he worked at GIZ’s technical department, advising financial sector projects in Africa and Asia. He also managed the work-stream on financial stability within the GIZ-World Bank-AfDB project “Making Finance Work for Africa”. He started his career as a consultant in London. Achim holds an MSc in Development Finance from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and an MSc in European Business from EDHEC Business School, Paris/Nice.