Elvira Lefting serves as a Managing Director at Finance in Motion, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where she oversees the company’s climate finance and capacity building operations. During her tenure, Finance in Motion has developed into one of the world’s leading impact asset managers with around EUR 1.7 billion in assets under management and offices in 17 countries. She has devoted her career exclusively to development finance, combining financial sector development with the objectives of the green and blue economy. Elvira started her professional career in 1998 in Russia at German development consultancy IPC before moving to the EBRD, the China Development Bank and then KfW Development Bank. Elvira holds an M.A. in Slavic Studies from Heidelberg University.