Dr. Yasmin Olteanu, Researcher

Dr. Yasmin Olteanu

Dr. rer. pol. Yasmin Olteanu has been a researcher at Borderstep Institute since September 2018. Her research focus is Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Within the framework of the project Strengthening Green Start-ups as a Transformation Engine, she stimulates a stronger perception of the importance and challenges of start-ups in the field of Green Economy and the optimisation of relevant funding instruments. In addition, she is driving the development of the Green Economy Start-up Monitor.

Before joining Borderstep, she gained international experience at the intersection of financial, social and environmental business objectives: as a trainer and manager in Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya (LFS Financial Systems, SOLARKIOSK) and as an investment officer in Peru (Triple Jump Fund Management). In this context, she also repeatedly developed impact management concepts and was responsible for their implementation.

Yasmin Olteanu received her doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin on “Access to Justice in Microfinance”. She completed her diploma and subsequent master’s studies at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Italy), and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil).

Today she still enjoys being among students: She teaches International Management and Responsible Financial Inclusion at various European universities – of course also in Berlin (FU, HWR, HTW). In her spare time, she returns to Latin America: she plays the surdo in a Brazilian percussion group.


Dr. Yasmin Olteanu
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