Hans W. Meier-Ewert has been the Executive Vice President of the German-African Business Association in Hamburg since 1997. During this time, the association, which counts some 700 German and African companies as members, has seen considerable growth in its membership and revenues. Since 1997, he has organised numerous international conferences for the promotion of trade and investment throughout Africa. Hans W. Meier-Ewert is an expert on associations and the promotion of investment, and he has managed and established numerous institutions for the promotion of economic development over the course of his career. In addition to his extensive experience in organising and leading such bodies, he has spent many years as a project manager for DEG (the German Investment and Development Company) in Eastern Africa and as a regional manager in Southern Africa, not to mention his own entrepreneurial experience in Tanzania (in Eastern Africa) as a founding manager of a joint venture in Arusha.
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