Dr. Philipp Schuller,
Dr. Schuller is an infrastructure investment manager and finance specialist with over 20 years of experience. For seven years, he built the German business for Terra Firma, the London-based multi-billion private equity group. More recently, he has been investing in and financing European SMEs. For 10 years he was with Deutsche Bank in Japan and Germany, for some time as the personal assistant to Deutsche's CEO Rolf-E. Breuer. Dr. Schuller has advanced degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University. In addition to africa enablers, he is partner at Deutsche Unternehmensfinanzierung, a financial advisory boutique in Frankfurt, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Peer Ederer,
Prof. Ederer is a sought-after specialist for innovation, technology transfer and project development. He has over 20 years of experience in creating and managing technology-rich projects around the world and in creating the conditions for sustainable and rapid business growth. Initially, he worked for McKinsey & Co. specializing on issues of technology management and business growth. Prof. Ederer studied Business Administration at Sophia University in Tokyo and at Harvard Business School. He holds a PhD from the University of Witten-Herdecke. In addition to africa enablers, Prof. Ederer is founder and director of the Innovation&Growth Academy.
Mr. Willms is a project manager and entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience and a proven track record of international project management and start-ups. For five years he set up on of Germany’s first political think tanks and parallel to that he built a European business development boutique focused on Eastern Europe. From 2006 onwards he focused more on Africa, especially Ethiopia where he co-developed a 300MW wind farm and led a $2m public private partnership on regulatory frameworks and capacity building. He co-founded africa enablers in 2009 in order to provide European capital for African infrastructure projects. During his studies of Business Administration and Spanish in Germany and Spain Mr. Willms was also National President of the German chapter of the global student organization AIESEC.