Rainer Agster
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Environmental Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Director of Private Sector Cooperation

Rainer Agster is the Director of Private Sector Cooperation at adelphi. He is responsible for different work areas of sustainable development in the private sector in developing countries and emerging economies. Over the past 15 years, Rainer Agster has conducted numerous projects in Africa, China, South Asia and the South Caucasus. He is currently focussing on the areas of climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, green finance and sustainability entrepreneurship. 

Rainer Agster advises banks in India, Nepal and Turkey on climate protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy. In his project work, he develops interactive approaches to training and consulting, for example on the subjects of support for climate financing, climate protection in businesses, and resource efficiency. In addition, Rainer Agster also designs and facilitates dialogue processes: from strategy workshops in small groups all the way to large participatory conference formats. His clients include banks, businesses, the European Commission, bilateral development organisations and international organisations.

Before joining adelphi, Rainer Agster held a position at a subsidiary of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), focussing on promoting exports of German environmental technology. The role involved managing projects in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. He also gained two year's experience working in an energy supply company.

Rainer Agster graduated from Bremen University with an international degree in Environmental Technology. During his bachelor's, he also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Afterwards, Rainer completed a Master's of Business Administration with a focus on sustainability management at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

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