Business coaches

Cécile Dahome

Camp Africa
Cécile is an entrepreneurial consultant with many years of experience in the Access to Energy & BOP Market. She has established SEVEA, a company that supports young entrepreneurs, particularly in South-East Asia.

Her areas of expertise: Business development, market and business analysis, sales development, especially for last mile distribution.

John Keane

Camp Africa
John leads SolarAid and SunnyMoney's work in Africa. He also worked for a year at GOGLA (Global Off Grid Lighting Association), where he focused on consumer protection and product quality. He lives in Zambia.

His areas of expertise: Innovation / Strategy / Business Development

Gathu Kirubi PhD

Camp Africa
Active as a solar entrepreneur in Kenya for 15 years. He founded SunTransfer Kenya, a pioneering company in the implementation of the PAYGO business model.

Studied at the University of Berkeley, USA, where he earned his PhD in energy economics and sustainable development.

Dr. Joachim Koschikowski

Camp Freiburg
Since 1996 at Fraunhofer ISE, now head of "water treatment and substance separation". Focus: solar desalination technologies and fabric separation. Founder.

Dr. Thomas Maier

Camp Freiburg
Since 2003 founding consultant at the University of Freiburg.

More than 20 years of entrepreneurial activity at the interface between forestry and timber.

Dr. Harald Schützeichel

Camp Freiburg and Africa
Founding consultant at the University of Freiburg. For more than 20 years, he has been working as a founder of companies in the decentralized energy sector.

Founder of the Solar Energy Foundation with its own start-up program for local companies in East Africa.

Benjamin Steimle

Camp Freiburg
2014 Co-founder of Cytena GmbH, today CFO responsible for finance, investments and administration.

Diploma in the economy. Consultants for startups, especially from the IT sector, since 2009.

Charity Wanjiku

Camp Africa
Charity has over 14 years of experience in the building, construction and energy industries. She is the co-founder of Strauss Energy Ltd, an award-winning energy company that aims to alleviate energy poverty in Kenya and across Africa.

In 2018, Charity was named in Forbes' list of the "Top 50 Women in Tech in the World" and in 2017 was named an "African female tech entrepreneur" by the World Economic Forum.

John van Zuylen

Camp Africa
John's entrepreneurial experience includes utility, commercial and residential projects, grid connected hybrid systems and solar home system. He is the founder and CEO of the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA).

John lives in Rwanda and has an MBA in Strategy, Managerial and Organizational Behavior.

Specialist experts

Karola Friedrich

Camp Africa
Karola Friedrich spent several years managing German solar companies operating in Africa's decentralized energy market.

Her specialties are: Financial Planning, Business Plan Development.

Dr. Markus Glatthaar

Camp Freiburg
Head of the Advanced Development for High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells department at Fraunhofer ISE.

Startup experience and measurement technology expert

Field: Technology from silicon solar cells to novel organic solar cells

Fred Ishugah

Camp Africa
An expert in sustainable energy at EACREEE (Kampala) and was a lecturer in the Chair of Energy Technology at Kenyatta University (Nairobi) until 2017.

Field of expertise: Research and use of renewable energies, energy efficiency and energy management.

Michael Kiza

Camp Africa
Program management expert at EACREEE (Kampala), working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) until 2016.

Field of expertise: Building partnerships and developing renewable energy programs.

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich

Camp Africa
Independent Energy Consultant

18 years of project experience in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency in East Africa

Field of expertise: Capacity Building, Financing, Knowledge Transfer and Energy Policy Development

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich

Camp Freiburg and Kampala
Professor of Energy Distribution Technologies at INATECH (University of Freiburg).

Specialist in energy systems, energy industry, smart grids, power grids.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Werner

Camp Freiburg
Longtime Director of the Institute for Photovoltaics at the University of Stuttgart.

Expert for photovoltaics and semiconductor electronics.