Eric has over 15 years’ in-depth experience in emerging and frontier market investment with particular focus on Africa. Now based at DEG’s headquarter in Cologne, Germany, Eric is responsible for originating, structuring and executing long-term funding solutions for energy-related projects (mainly IPPs) through debt and mezzanine. Before this, Eric headed DEG’s Regional Office in Nairobi, where he successfully built up a portfolio of more than $350m in over 35 companies with a focus on infrastructure projects and financial institutions.

During the last few years, Eric has been managing successfully senior level client relationships and deal flow generation with a strong track-record in negotiation and structuring of investments as well as portfolio management and macro-economic/industry-specific analysis. Eric served on boards of several banks and companies in East Africa, where he lived for more than 10 years. He holds a Master degree in economics and business administration from the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany.

Eric is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Gas Update meeting at RSA House, 14 November 2018.