Our Team

pfaffenberger_kay.jpg 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.
schmidt_thomas.jpgProf. Dr. Thomas Schmidt is the founding director of the centre and is responsible for all partnership projects in IT and Logistics with Africa.
marcus_brandenburgProf. Dr. (Habil) Marcus Brandenburg is professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management with special focus on Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He is currently involved in activities with Ethiopian partners focussing on supply chains in the apparel industry.
Torsten_Faber Prof. Dr. Torsten Faber is professor at the Faculty of Energy and Biotechnology and Director of the Wind Energy Technology Institute (WETI). He is our specialist in renewable energy with a special focus on South Africa. 
grimm_axel.jpgProf. 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.
Prof. h.c. Dr. Stefan Liebing is honorary professor at the CBTA. He contributes his experience as a private sector executive and business development expert on the African continent. In his main capacity, Stefan Liebing is running an investment and project development firm with special focus on Africa.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Möller is professor in Sustainable Energy Systems Management at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany. His research includes spatial analysis in energy planning, sustainable energy access and development. He chairs the international M.Eng. programme Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries.
Prof. Dr. Nelly Oelze is Professor for Marketing and Logistics. She is the project manager of the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics with special interest in Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Janntje Böhlke-Itzen is the head of International Relations at Hochschule Flensburg. She studied and worked in Southern Africa in the fields of conflict management. As a political scientist, she published on the Herero genocide and racism. Her other topics of interest are grassroot organisations and gender relations.
kuehn_martin.jpgMartin 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.
Cecilia_MertensCecilia Mertens is our project coordinator of the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL). Furthermore, she has practical experience in hands-on projects in East and Central Africa.
warasthe_ronakeh.jpgRonakeh Warasthe is our team’s research and teaching associate for “Logistics in Emerging Economies”. She is our expert for Southern Africa and is currently working on her Doctoral Thesis on Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Apparel Industry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Marcus Brandenburg.