Advisory Board Members and Team

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

Dr. Andrea Geiger Founder & Managing Partner, GEIGER corporate & commercial

Andrea Geiger has been active as an international business lawyer rendering her services in German, French and international business law for the past 25 years. She is admitted as Rechtsanwältin and Avocat à la Cour at the Munich and the Paris Bar Associations. After her studies in Munich, she has developed her career during 12 years in big international law firms in London and Paris. In 2006, she returned to Munich and became equity partner in the German law firm SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte. In 2015, she has created her own firm GCC, in order to fully focus on her core competencies. Andrea accompanies her corporate clients in the context of their cross border business relationships and M&A transactions. She deploys in this context not only her legal expertise, but also her profound experience acquired in an international and multi-cultural environment. She works in parallel in German, English and French language. Since 2012, Andrea has been honoured every year by her peers as being one of the best German M&A and corporate lawyers (initiative by the US / NY publishing house „Best Lawyers“ in cooperation with the German commercial journal Handelsblatt).

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.”

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.

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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