Team

Walter Englert, Managing Partner

Walter Englert holds a degree in Economic Geography and has more than 25 years experience in the analysis and business development of African and Arabian markets. 

After several years in academia at the universities Würzburg, Nürnberg and Bamberg, he worked at the German Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association) from 1997 to 2014, over ten years as its Deputy Managing Director.   Amongst other tasks, he was responsible for the establishment and management of the department for energy & mining.

Walter Englert has an excellent network in politics, associations, business and industry in Germany, Europe and Africa. 

Tom Pause, Managing Partner

Tom Pause has been working in different management functions in the German foreign trade industry for the past 25 years, amongst other positions as Managing Director of Jos. Hansen & Soehne GmbH, and has successfully dealt with numerous African markets, both strategically and operationally.

He has extensive experience in B2B in different industries, including machine- and plant engineering. He also worked as consultant for international industrial and trading companies in different branches with an emphasis on strategy, sales, business development and a regional focus on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Tom Pause holds a degree in Economics from the University Witten/Herdecke. 

Izebe Egwaikhide, Senior Advisor

Izebe Egwaikhide has more than 25 years working experience in the energy sector in Germany and West Africa. e.g. with E.ON/Uniper as Vice President LNG Business Development West Africa,  Business Development Manager for New Supply Regions, Head of LNG Procurement, Managing Director of the Nigerian subsidiary, project manager and consultant for energy trading and risk management.

He is Non-executive director of the Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) and Founder and Managing Director of Sutergy Limited in Lagos, Nigeria. Furthermore, he is a member of the IEEE, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Smart Grid Community, the VDE, VDE GMA, the Nigerian Gas Association (Corporate) and the African Renewable Energy Alliance amongst others. He has established an excellent network in Germany and West-Africa in the energy sector.

He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering with a specialization in
automation from Dresden University of Technology, Germany.

Dr. Michael Rabbow, Senior Advisor

Michael Rabbow is appointed doctor in General Medicine and holds a MSc degree in Community Health.

He has 30 years of working experience in the field of International Health with geographical focus on Africa and Asia. Until his retirement in April 2016 he was Team Leader with Corporate Public Affairs at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany. His responsibilities included access policy development, liaison with international, bilateral and national government institutions and development organisations.

Previous positions include Head of Dept. of Health Care at a German consulting agency and as Senior Researcher at the Dept. of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health at Heidelberg University. From 1991 to 1998 he was Chief Medical Officer at the Directorate of PHC and Nursing Services, Ministry of Health and Social Services in Windhoek, Namibia.

Michael Rabbow is the chairperson of the GIZ Private Sector Advisory Board and advisory board member of German Healthcare Partnership (GHP). He joined E&P Focus Africa Consulting as per 1st May 2016 as Senior Advisor on health topics in Africa.

Bunga Kiala, Senior Consultant

Bunga Kiala is a state certified electrical engineer, who has 20 years of experience working in the field of energy markets in Germany and Africa. From 1997 until 2007, he was project manager for the power utility company of the city of Karlsruhe, where he was responsible for low-, medium- and high-voltage network projects.

In 2007, he joined SebaKMT, a world market leader in measuring equipment and systems, as Sales Director for Africa. His responsibility included building the sales network across the continent and collaborating with water and power utilities in order to improve supply reliability. From 2014 until 2016, Bunga Kiala was representing Schneider Electric in Angola as Country president, establishing and managing the local subsidiary.

In 2016 he founded AFORI (SU) LDA in Angola, a company which executes energy projects with international partners, and became a freelance consultant for E&P Focus Africa Consulting GmbH.

Alan Mc Auley, Senior Consultant

Alan McAuley has more than 40 years of professional experience with hands on business development at all levels. He has been working and living in Africa and Asia for more than 35 years with specific geographical focus on Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia.

He has been holding senior management positions with Trans National Groups in the field of foreign trade, Project development, Crisis management and Logistics. Further, he has been providing consultancy services to International, Regional and Local companies.

Alan McAuley holds a MBA in Foreign Trade and is a graduate of Oxford University’s Advanced Management program.