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Team

The research group Doing Business in Africa (DBA) is headed by Professor Dr Philipp von Carlowitz. He has been professor of Strategic and International Management at ESB Business School at Reutlingen University since 2011. Professor Dr Carlowitz is supported by research associate Dr Simon Züfle and three student assistants.

 

Prof. Dr Philipp von Carlowitz

Head of the research project "Doing Business in Africa"

Professor Dr Philipp von Carlowitz is head of the research group Doing Business in Africa. After several management positions at BASF SE and Siemens AG, he has been professor of International and Strategic Management at ESB Business School at Reutlingen University since 2011. His research and consulting focus includes growth strategies, business model development and adaptation, business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa and corporate internationalisation strategies. Professor Dr von Carlowitz regularly researches and publishes in these areas and gives presentations at companies and conferences.

He regularly carries out consulting projects, workshops and studies for companies and ministries (e.g., ADA, WKO, BMZ, Ministry of Economic Affairs in Baden-Württemberg). He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Africa Association of German Industry and a member of the foreign trade committee of the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Dr Simon Züfle

Research associate of the research project "Doing Business in Africa"

Dr Simon Züfle is a research associate in the research group Doing Business in Africa. After graduating in International Relations, he initially worked in the department of External Affairs at Daimler AG where he dealt with global trade and industrial policy issues. He has been conducting research at Reutlingen University since June 2021. In his doctorate, he investigated China’s Belt and Road Initiative in East Africa. His research focuses on China’s engagement in Africa and types of market entry into African markets.

Simon Züfle is an external lecturer at various German universities and regularly teaches on the topics of Doing Business in Africa, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese engagement in Africa.

Yaw Asante

Student assistant of the research project "Doing Business in Africa"

Yaw Asante supports the research group Doing Business in Africa as a student assistant. After graduating from HAW Hamburg with a BSc International Management he has been studying for the MSc International Accounting, Controlling and Taxation at ESB Business School. His previous professional positions took him to the credit risk management department of the KfW Bank and the controlling departments of Robert Vogel Gmbh (Hamburg), Tchibo (Hamburg) and BMW (München). Most recently, at BMW, he was responsible for the continual analysis of the business performance in the German market and provided support during the negotiation of strategic key accounts by establishing and calculating of business cases.

 

Louis Vaillant

Student assistant of the research project "Doing Business in Africa"

Louis Vaillant supports the research group Doing Business in Africa as a student assistant. As part of his BSc International Management Double Degree at ESB Business School, he spent the first two years of his studies at NEOMA Business School in Reims, France and has been back at the Reutlingen campus since 2021. He gained professional experience during internships at the project management company THOST Projektmanagement GmbH and at the French Start-up Qwant SAS in Paris in the financial sector. Most recently, he was an intern in Consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH in Frankfurt, where he was able to support start-ups on the one hand and later worked on larger projects in the automotive industry.

Florin Wendehost

Student assistant of the research project "Doing Business in Africa"

Florin Wendehost supports the research group Doing Business in Africa as a student research assistant. She has been studying International Management in the double degree program at ESB Business School of Reutlingen University since September 2019. She spent the first two years of her studies at Dublin City University in Ireland. Currently, she is in the second half of her studies at ESB Business School. She gained professional experience during two six-month internships at Deutsche Bahn AG in the HR department and at the start-up Consultport in the area of business development.