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German Desk – Financial Support and Solutions

Together with partner banks and the local German Chambers of Commerce, DEG is offering "German Desks". The service is available for German SME companies and their local trading partners. The particular needs of German firms and their local partners are handled at the office by a bank employee who operates in both languages and cultures.

The range of services extends from setting up accounts through services for financing trade and transaction banking, to credit lines or investment financing for local companies wishing to acquire German equipment, for example. In this way, companies can benefit from the combined network of the bank, the Chamber of Commerce and DEG.

German Desks

  • help to bridge cultural and language gaps
  • establish a close link between the local bank, the local business community, the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and DEG's representative office on the ground
  • serve as a bridge for financing solutions which DEG itself could not offer on site

We offer German Desks in Accra/Ghana, Dhaka/Bangladesh, Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam, Jakarta/Indonesia, Lagos/Nigeria, Lima/Peru and Nairobi/Kenya.

NEW: Contact German Desk Vietnam


Duy Tuan Tran
Head of German Desk

SRM European Clients
HDBank Head Office
25 Bis Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist 1, HCM

M +84 913 400 240


Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) was established in 1990 as one of the first commercial banks in Vietnam. After over 30 years in existence, the Bank currently ranks as one of the leading joint stock commercial banks in Vietnam focusing on retail, SME and consumer segments.

About Duy Tuan Tran

Duy Tuan Tran, a native Vietnamese, has lived and worked in Germany for more than 20 years. He has gained experience in the banking and finance sector in Germany and Vietnam. Furthermore, he has experience in managing European manufacturing companies in Vietnam. In addition to his language skills such as English, German and Vietnamese, his understanding of the Asian culture and market is a great advantage in supporting and advising German companies in Vietnam.Since 2021, he has been the German Desk Manager for DEG at HDBank and the contact person for all German corporate and business clients.


Contact German Desk Bangladesh

Mutual Trust Bank

Emdadul Karim Quoreshi
Relationship Manager

German Desk
MTB Centre 26
Gulshan Avenue
Dhaka 1212

T +880 (2) 984 6966, 9842429, Ext-2169
M + 880 1985555 365

Mutual Trust Bank Limited

Mutual Trust Bank Limited is a private commercial bank. Established in 1999 and with more than 100 branches, Mutual Trust Bank has a long term standing in the Bangladeshi market. With an experienced management team and a strong track record in the banking industry, the bank focuses especially on the corporate, SME and retail sector.
Mutual Trust Bank

About Emdadul Karim Quoreshi

Emdadul Karim Quoreshi is a German Desk Manager at Mutual Trust Bank, Bangladesh with 34 years of experience in Banking and International Trade Finance. He has been working in Bangladesh as a German Desk Manager since May 2018. With his long-time experience, the German Desk has been gaining momentum in Bangladesh.

Contact German Desk Ghana

Access Bank Ghana Plc

Timo Hofmann
Relationship Manager

German Desk
Access Bank (Ghana) Plc; Head Office
Starlets '91 Road - Opposite Accra Sports Stadium
Osu - Accra

M +233 (0) 20 461 5822
M +233 (0) 27 402 3335

Access Bank

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc is a full service commercial bank offering universal banking services to the Ghanaian economy since 2009. It is a subsidiary of the Access Bank Group headquartered in Nigeria, with presence in six other African countries and the United Kingdom.

Within Access Bank Ghana, a team takes care of your needs. Please feel free to contact us:

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc

About Timo Hofmann

Timo Hofmann is the German Desk manager for Ghana at Access Bank PLC. Before joining the German Desk, he studied in Germany and Switzerland and has already worked as an international manager for various companies, including in Germany, Switzerland and Ghana. Since 2019, he has been working intensively with Ghanaian business customers.

Contact German Desk Indonesia


Volker Bromund
Relationship Manager

German Desk
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 1
Jakarta 10270

T +62 21 2276 7137
M +62 811 952 651


PaninBank is a publicly listed bank established in 1971. As of September 2017, the Bank’s total assets reached USD 15.8 billion making it the 7th largest bank in Indonesia. The Bank has been growing its network to 563 offices across all regions in Indonesia, offering diversified products and services. The Bank’s proven business model for financing SMEs business has made it one of the fastest growing retail banks.
Panin Bank

About Volker Bromund

Volker Bromund worked eighteen years in various positions for Deutsche Bank AG in Germany, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He also spent a total of eleven years in Indonesia. He has vast experience in credit, corporate banking/finance and restructuring. After leaving Deutsche Bank in May 2010, he started his own consultancy business in September of the same year, advising clients in all areas of financing and market entry. Since 2017, he has been assuming the role of Project Manager of the “German Desk Indonesia – Financial Support and Solutions” at PaninBank.

Contact German Desk Kenya

I&M Bank Limited

Sophie Kaminski
Senior Relationship Manager

German Desk
7th Floor, 1Park Avenue.
PO BOX 30238-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile: +254 772 547 328
Direct: +254 719 088 908
Board: +254 (20) 322 1000

I&M Bank

I&M Bank is a commercial bank founded in 1974. Since its inception, I&M Bank has evolved from a regional community bank to a publicly listed commercial bank offering a wide range of corporate and retail banking services.
I&M Bank

About Sophie Kaminski

Sophie Kaminski has in-depth intercultural finesse and business development skills, which she gained during several assignments in Asia, Africa and Europe. She is familiar with Kenya’s market environment, working in Nairobi since the beginning of 2019. In 2020, she was appointed as DEG’s German Desk Manager. As such, she handles all German-Kenyan relations at Kenya’s I&M Bank Ltd, from corporate to personal banking.


Contact German Desk Nigeria

Access Bank Plc.

Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca
Head of German Desk

Commercial Banking Division
1st Floor Left Wing
Ikoyi -58
Awolowo Road
Lagos State

T +234 81 26 33 09 66

Access Bank

Access Bank is a commercial bank founded in 1989. Since its inception, Access Bank has evolved from a regional bank to a publicly listed multinational bank that is now among the four biggest banks in Nigeria. The range of products and services is wide and covers most countries in Sub-Sahara Africa.

At Access Bank a German Desk Team is is happy to assist you.

Access Bank

About Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca

Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca heads the German Desk at Access Bank PLC, with responsibilities for the countries Nigeria and Ghana. In his previous role, he worked as a Cash Management & Trade Finance Officer within the Corporate & Investment Banking department at Deutsche Bank AG in Germany. With almost a decade of experience in the international banking sector, Sebastian is a banker on a mission to fulfil the potential of trade and boost growth in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe thanks to creative solutions. He graduated from the University of Applied Science in Regensburg with a dual degree in Business Administration and Economics.

Contact German Desk Peru

Banco Pichincha

Cesar Alva Miera
Relationship Manager

German Desk
Av. Jorge Basadre, 310 - Piso 3
San Isídro, Lima 27

T +511 612 2000 Anexo 5649
M +51 979 742 321

Banco Pichincha has 30 years of experience in Peru, under the backing of Grupo Pichincha, one of the most important financial groups in Latin America. The bank's main objective is to contribute to the development of medium and large companies.
Banco Pinchincha