Since February 2015, Christiane Laibach has been a member of the Management Board of DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. The mission of DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, is to promote business initiative in developing and emerging market countries as a contribution to sustainable growth and improved living conditions of the local population. Prior to joining DEG, she was a member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH. After gaining a degree in economics Laibach joined KfW in 1990, where she primarily worked in export and project financing. Her background also includes project management in the area of development cooperation.