Marc-Peter Zander is Managing Partner and CEO of africon GmbH, a German based consulting company with sole focus on the African continent. With more than 20 years of living, working and doing business experience with Africa in international organization such as the MAN Group and Wincor Nixdorf, Mr. Zander developed a strong understanding for a highly interesting market. His belief in the continent’s potential, the increasing interest of companies who are hesitating but willing to enter business relations with Africa as well as his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found africon as a startup company in 2010. Within the last ten years of existence, africon has built up a portfolio of large international clients as well as small and medium sized German companies. The regional focus on Africa, its hands-on approach in customer relations and local research, as well as Mr. Zander’s thorough belief that Africa needs African solutions distinguishes africon from other existing consultancies.