Dr. Stefan Liebing - Vorsitzender des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Prof. Dr Stefan Liebing


Prof. Dr Stefan Liebing is the owner and managing director of Conjuncta GmbH. Previously, he held various management positions in the energy industry, most recently at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. Since the beginning of 2012 Liebing is chairman of the Afrika-Verein.

Sabine Dall'Omo - Stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Sabine Dall'Omo

Deputy Chairwoman

Sabine Dall'Omo has been CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa since July 2014. Previously, she was in charge of the Risk and Controlling, Mergers and Acquisitions division of Siemens South Africa. With her team, she introduced innovative processes to make Siemens' business in Africa efficient, responsible and sustainable.

Dr. Martin Güldner - Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Dr. Martin Güldner

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Martin Güldner has been managing director of the GOPA Consulting Group since 1995. For a long time he was President of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA). He is still Deputy Chairman of the External Aid Committee of EFCA. Güldner has been a member of the Management Board and Executive Committee of the Afrika-Verein since 2014.

Jörg Wellmeyer - Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Jörg Wellmeyer

Deputy Chairman

Jörg Wellmeyer has been a member of the Executive Committee and Management Board of the Afrika-Verein since 2014. He is Managing Director of STRABAG International GmbH.

Volker Schütte - Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, Schatzmeister des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Volker Schütte

Deputy Chairman, Treasurer

Volker Schütte is CEO of Fredk. Möller Söhne GmbH / Louis Delius GmbH and honorary consul of the Republic of South Africa. Mr Schütte has been active in the Excutive Commitee of the German-African Business Association since 2005 and elected as deputy chairman of the Association in 2019.


  • Andreas Berger
    CEO Corporate Solutions
    Swiss Re
  • Beate Bischoff
    AKA AusfuhrKredit-Gesellschaft
  • Stefan Tavares Bollow
    Managing Director
    GAUFF GmbH & Co Engineering KG
  • Andreas Bulling
    Director Corporate International Relations
    Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Dr. Robert Cisek
    Chairman & Managing Director
    Volkswagen Group South Africa, Ltd.
  • Roland Göhde
    Senior Managing Director
    Sysmex Partec GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz-Walter Große
    B. Braun Melsungen
  • Lutz Hartmann
    Lawyer and Avocat à la Cour
    Hartmann & Cie. Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB. 
  • Jörg Kampmeyer
    Managing Partner
    Gebr. Knauf KG
  • Holger Kautzky
    Head of Financial Institutions
    Commerzbank AG
  • Joachim Kühnrich
    ITS International Training & Support GmbH
  • Dr Sabine Müller
    Division Manager Africa
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Frank Nordmann
    General Manager Key Accounts and Sustainable Development
    Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG
  • Michael Ruch
    Managing Partner
    Joh. Achelis & Söhne GmbH
  • Andreas Räschmeier
    Chairman of the Management Board, CEO
    Veridos GmbH
  • Ulrich Schaffhauser
    Member of the Management
    Herrenknecht AG
  • Michael Schröder
    Route-Manager Seafreigth Africa
    Kühne & Nagel AG
  • Jan-Dirk Schuisdziara
    Managing Director
    Hansa Meyer Global Transport GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr Eberhart von Rantzau
    Managing Partner
    Deutsche Afrika-Linien GmbH
  • Paul van Son
    President & CEO
    Dii Desert Energy
  • Dr Markus Thill
    Chairman Region Africa
    Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd
  • Coenraad Vrolijk
    Regional CEO & Regional Executive Board Member of Allianz Africa


The Scientific Advisory Board strengthens the knowledge base of our work, accompanies the content orientation and supports the definition of strategic guidelines. With their expertise, the members of the Advisory Board deliberately advise the Afrika-Verein on selected topics and thus contribute to the quality assurance of our work. Under the organisational leadership of the Afrika-Verein, the Advisory Board meets once or twice a year. The results of the meetings are fed into the work of the Afrika-Verein through direct exchange, publications or participation in the event.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board



Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D.
Kiel Institute for World Economy


Prof. Dr. Andreas Freytag

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard F. Hüttl

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Prof. Dr. Philipp von Carlowitz

ESB Business School -
Hochschule Reutlingen

Prof. Dr. Christine Wieck

Universität Hohenheim