Jenny Scharrer

  • Senior Project Manager
  • KfW Development Bank



Jenny Scharrer is a senior project manager with KfW Development Bank. Her work focuses on agri-finance in Sub-Saharan Africa. In that capacity she is responsible for the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund and is currently structuring the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria.

Prior to joining KfW, Jenny worked for Oxfam Hong Kong as a strategy team manager in Vietnam, improving agricultural value chains to increase income for smallholder farmers. Before moving to Vietnam, Jenny worked for McKinsey & Company in Germany and Bahrain on economic reform projects. From 2009-2011 Jenny worked with the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, helping to administer the German Stimulus Pact by issuing federal guarantee schemes for companies following the economic and financial crisis.

Jenny is a lawyer. She also holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a LLM from the European Academy for Legal Theory.