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Benedikt Kramer

Employee, Co-founder & CEO, awamo GmbH

Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Skills

advisory
banking
business development
communication skills
consulting
credit information sharing (CIS)
credit reference bureau services
credit reports/scores
emerging market experience with focus on sub-Saharan Africa
finance
financial inclusion
intercultural experience
investment opportunities
job opportunities for African project managers (focus East Africa)
job opportunities for IT specialists (programmers & system architects)
poverty reduction
relationship management
solutions for microfinance institutions (MFIs) and SACCOs
solutions to bottom-of-the-pyramid clients
strategy development
widespread interdisciplinary network

Timeline

Professional experience for Benedikt Kramer

  • Current , since Oct 2013

    Co-founder & CEO

    awamo GmbH

    awamo (formerly known as BCB Biometric Credit Bureau) is a credit bureau for microfinance institutions in emerging markets. It opens up the market for low-income borrowers by providing MFIs with affordable, comprehensive digital solutions to capture borrower data, monitor MFI operations in real-time, and generate credit reports – all of which dramatically decrease transaction costs and default risk and consequently interest rates thus fueling local economies and increasing financial inclusion.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Mar 2012 - Sep 2013

    Analyst

    ADC African Development Corporation

  • 2 months, Aug 2012 - Sep 2012

    Microfinance consultant

    International Advisory Service – Frankfurt School

    Financial sector study for the International Finance Corporation

  • Intern

    KPMG, Thomas Cook, KSK Köln, RWE, German Federal Parliament

Educational background for Benedikt Kramer

  • 4 months, Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

    Business Administration

    Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation

    Finance

  • 3 years and 5 months, Sep 2009 - Jan 2013

    Business Administration

    Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

    Finance

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

  • Russian

    Basic

Wants

donor funding
investors
IT system architects
partnerships with development finance institutions (DFIs)
programmers
venture capital

Interests

Backpacking
Scuba diving
Microfinance
Africa

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