Advisory Board Members and Team

We were able to recruit experienced personalities from Europe and Africa for our advisory board:

Dr. Caspar Schauseil Managing Director, Knauf Digital Hub

Dr. Caspar Schauseil is working with companies throughout their digital transformation journey - always focusing on the intersection of industrial DNA, technology and the customer. With more than 15 years of professional experience, he previously worked as Head of Product Management at Amazon, Assistant to the Chairman of Georgsmarienhütte Holding and M&A Consultant at Solon Altman. He also served as advisor to Airbnb, the European Commission and the BDI. As Managing Director of the Knauf Digital Hub, Caspar ramped up the company's first digital offering. He has been active as VC and Digital Asset investor. Caspar is a graduate of Johns Hopkins, Bocconi and HEC. He has was named '40 under 40' by Capital magazine and Young Leader of Atlantik Brücke. He is a fellow at the Aspen Institute Germany.

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Theo Sibiya Head Kearney Africa, Kearney Africa

As an Africa-based partner in Kearney’s strategy and organizational transformation practices, Theo Sibiya says he takes joy in bringing global perspectives to the continent’s most pressing issues. “It’s a global contest, and our clients like having Kearney come with perspectives developed in other parts of the world and see them applied in their region,” Theo says. “We’re able to tap into our global network and develop robust localized and customized solutions—that’s critical for our clients’ success.” Based in Johannesburg, Theo has industry and consulting experience with senior executives across a broad range of industries, supporting them in large strategic transformation projects, business and operating model reviews, business productivity improvement initiatives, and targeted strategy interventions such as commercialization strategies and turnarounds. Theo is particularly passionate about his work in Africa and his contribution to solving the African problems. He currently serves as co-chair of the African Regional Business Council of the World Economic Forum, actively engaged on the critical topics impacting Africa, including empowering Africa’s youth and preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “As much as we want to run a successful commercial business, it’s equally important that you’re socially responsible,” Theo says. “That resonates quite well with the kind of organization that Kearney is and what we prioritize.”

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Marco Spinger

Marco Spinger, lawyer, worked for the leading association of the German trade fair industry in various functions for 25 years. Most recently, as Director of the Global Markets and IT Division, he was responsible for export promotion and trade fairs abroad. He has been successfully involved in various committees and working groups of the Federal Ministry for Economics, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Federal Foreign Office, the state agency for foreign trade "Germany Trade and Invest" and numerous associations of German industries in the interests of international cooperation.

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Estifano Samuel Founder and CEO, Investor, and Investment Advisor, EAP Consulting PLC

Estifanos Samuel is an investor and investment advisor with over a decade of experience of trade promotion and investment consulting; with a special focus on the East African Investment and Trade market. Through his investment consulting firm, EAP, He has contributed significantly to German-Ethiopian economic relations including private partnerships and public-private partnerships. He is also an official representative of Baden-Württemberg to East Africa. Mr. Samuel studied Economics at RFH—University of Applied Science in Cologne.

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