Our Team


Prof. Dr. Kay Pfaffenberger  is the managing director of the centre and contributes with his expertise in the fields of investment, banking and (renewable) energy on the African continent. He acts as the academic representative at pertinent occasions.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt  is the founding director of the centre and is responsible for all partnership projects in IT and Logistics with Africa.



Martin Kuehn is our expert for Central and East Africa. He is responsible for the coordination of the project activities in the framework of the Kenyan-German Centre for Data Analytics



Kerstin Schultheiß is our E-Learning professional. She is designing innovative course formats, providing intercultural pedagogical expertise and developing strategies for the establishment of the African-German Virtual Academy. 




Ronakeh Warasthe is our team’s research and teaching associate for “Logistics in Emerging Economies”. She is our expert for Southern Africa and is the project coordinator of the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics that we run jointly with the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek.

Prof. Dr. Axel Grimm is in charge for vocational training in CBTA. He is also a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Institute of Vocational Education, Work and Technology (biat) of the Europa-Universität Flensburg.