Steffen Leiwesmeier joined the Board of Directors of the FTTH Council Europe in May 2020, currently as Head of Financing Digital Infrastructure and leading a dedicated team in Fiber Financing.
Vast experience in project financing with more than 55 infrastructure transactions successfully closed in Europe. Strong focus on financing in the field of digital infrastructure focusing on fiber projects with an in-depth understanding of the several country perspectives and regulatory frame works. First project finance schemes for fiber in Germany, Austria, UK, Portugal and Spain. Enabling financing for SMEs and supporting their growing case. Setting the market standard for fiber financing. Active part in working groups with the relevant Federal Office for Infrastructure (BMVI), the regulator (BNetzA) and German developing banks (KfW, NRW Bank, Rentenbank) in structuring subsidized loan programs, tailor made for SME’s