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Our Success Stories

AFRIKA KOMMT! has had many years of great success! Since 2008, many of our partner companies have opened new offices in African countries, launched new products, gained new business insights and transformed their business processes through the contribution of the fellows. In addition, our fellows have been successful trailblazers everywhere they have gone! Some have been permanently employed by their partner companies, others have gone back to former employers and transferred new skills and knowledge, while others have set up their own businesses from ideas that were born during their AFRIKA KOMMT! experience. It has been an exciting win – win cooperation for young African professionals and German companies.

Here are some of our inspiring success stories:

Our participation in AFRIKA KOMMT! is an important factor in our path toward establishing a long-term and excellent partnership with Africa, from which we all benefit.
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Walter Große
We will be ambassadors for Germany
Alex Olengo
Business Development Consultant ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
My AFRIKA KOMMT! experience enabled me to explore my mind and capabilities in a completely new context; geographically, linguistically and culturally. It connected me with diverse African cultures through my connection to fellow participants. This also produced sound friendships and a strong network for me.
Wadzanai Chiuriri
Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at Boehringer Ingelheim
With our involvement in the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme, we are able to attract exceptional talents. Through local recruiting at our African locations, we would only be able to hire and develop such talents with a significantly greater investment of resources. The programme also contributes greatly to the diversity in our company. The African interns bring new perspectives from their cultural background. The exchange leads to new ideas, strengthens our innovative power and has the effect like an additional intercultural training for our employees. That is why AFRIKA KOMMT! is a great win-win opportunity.
Christian Zähringer
Global HR Business Partner Bosch Power Tools
The AFRIKA KOMMT! alumni will continue to open new offices, strike new deals but more importantely contribute to community development. The story is just beginning!
Seth Miah
Regional Manager West Africa, thyssenkrupp AG

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