Management Board

Christoph Kannengießer - Hauptgeschäftsführer des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschft e.V.
Christoph Kannengießer


Christoph Kannengießer has been Chief Executive Officer of the Afrika-Verein since June 1st 2012. Since 1995 he has worked in responsible positions of business associations such as the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Confederation of German Employers' Associations as well as Managing Director of the Brand Association (2007-2009). He was also almost 4 years Deputy Secretary General of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Claudia Voss - Geschäftsführerin · Leiterin Politik und Kommunikation / Pressesprecherin des Afrikaverein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Claudia Voß

Managing Director
Head of Countries & Markets
Senior Manager Southern Africa i

Jacqueline Splitt

Assistant to the CEO


Leonie Brandl

Manager Public Affairs/PR

Frank Heller

Senior Manager/Press Officer

Lisa Steinbacher - Referentin Politik & Kommunikation der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Lisa Steinbacher

Senior Manager Politics & Communication

Diplomatic Advisor

Egon Kochanke - Botschafter a.D. beim Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Egon Kochanke

Ambassador ret.


Khadi Camara · Referentin Lusophones Afrika & Anglophones Westafrika
Khadi Camara

Deputy Head of Countries & Markets
Senior Manager Anglophone West Africa & Lusophone Africa i
Manager Energy, Water & Recycling
indeed Africa! The Young Business Network

Paawana Abalo

Team Assistant Countries & Markets

Katarina Kunert · NORD · Referentin Nordafrika des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Katarina Kunert

Senior Manager North Africa and Sahel i
Sector: Education, Security, Automotive

Tara Méité · Referentin Westafrika des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Tara Méité

Senior Manager Francophone West Africa i
Sector: indeed Africa! The Young Business Network, Information and Communications Technology

Asmau Nitardy · Referentin Ostafrika des Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
Asmau Nitardy

Senior Manager East Africa i
Sector: Healthcare, Water and Environmental Technologies, Chemical Industry


Wiebke Polomka - Projektassistentin Politik & Kommunikation
Wiebke Polomka

Manager Southern Africa 
Sector: Automotive, Mining & Raw Materials i

Robin Walter

Manager German Agribusiness Alliance

Berit Zierz · Messewesen & Ausschreibungen beim Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V:
Berit Zierz

Trade fair business & tenders


Carmen Oldenburger

Head of Administration, Finance, Controlling, Human Resources


CEO: RA Christoph Kannengießer


Berit Bürger · Projektmanagerin der Afrika-Verein Veranstaltungs-GmbH
Berit Bürger

Senior Manager

Gianna Kracht

Project Assistant