Helmut Grossmann has been working for the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as a Micro and Agricultural Finance Specialist since 2004. He was Acting Head of the School’s International Advisory Services (IAS) from 2004 to 2005 and since then worked in well over 20 countries as trainer and consultant.
Helmut has worked with the Frankfurt School e-Campus since its inception in 2010, setting the foundation for its renowned training approach with the creation of its very first course, Certified Expert in Microfinance. He later also developed Certified Expert in Agricultural Finance. Helmut is still the main lecturer for both courses and he continues to support the e-Campus, further developing its training approach.
Within his assignments he has been actively involved in designing and providing training on the job, in classrooms and in e-learning courses. From 2004 until 2013 he has been a lead trainer at one of Frankfurt School’s flagship training programmes for executives, the Summer Academies. Helmut serves as senior consultant and trainer for various Competence Centres of Frankfurt School focussing on financial system development in microfinance as well as rural finance and agricultural finance. As a seasoned expert, Helmut published on various financial system development topics with Frankfurt School, GIZ and UNDP.
Before joining Frankfurt School, Helmut was working as Advisor and Project Manager for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) from 1998-2004. Further, he was working as Micro-economic Advisor for the Australian Overseas Service Bureau from 1991-1992 and 1996-1998.
Helmut holds a degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Kassel (Germany), an Instructional Skills Certificate from the TAFE College (Australia) and a Business Coach Certificate from the Life & Business Coaching Academy (Germany).