Leena Klossner is the Vice President and Acting Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). She has played a key role in designing the NDF strategy and operations in the area of climate change and development, and been closely involved in the development of innovative climate finance mechanisms for the public and private sectors in the area of both climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Ms Klossner has over 25 years years of work experience related to global development questions with focus on climate change during the last ten years. Prior to joining NDF in 1999, initially to work with the fund’s operations in Asia, Ms Klossner worked with private sector consulting services mainly funded by the EU globally. She has also been closely involved in development research, lectured at the Helsinki University about the EU development financing as well as published about trade relations between Finland and developing countries. Ms Klossner holds degrees in political science, international law and business administration.