EWIA is a professional and independent Investment Company for Africa.
EWIA finances and operates solar plants in Africa. Our clients are commercial and industrial customers with high electricity consumption.
EWIA enables private and institutional investors to invest in attractive, sustainable impact investments in Africa.
EWIA was initiated and financed by Africa affine and Africa experienced entrepreneurs and managers in 2019.
EWIA is based in Munich, Germany with a local office in Accra, Ghana. Further locations on the African continent are in preparation.
SOLAR INVESTMENTS FOR AFRICA
EWIA Green Investments GmbH
Clean Energy for Africa
We are the leading provider of solar investments in Africa.
Solar Investments for Business in Africa
We empower medium-sized businesses by connecting them to the sun.
EWIA-All-Round Carefree Solar
Development and Realization
We develop tailormade solutions for commercial and industrial customers, by installation of PV systems under consideration of the individual load profile and energy need. The design and construction will be done by professional, local partners under supervision of our Investment Managers and Engineers.
Investment and Financing
We provide exclusive financing and investment solutions based on rental, hire purchase or leasing models. The terms (7-20 years) of the contracts depend on the financial needs and business of the customers.
Investors have the opportunity to participate in sustainable impact investments with both small and large sums and to generate attractive returns.
Operation and Management
EWIA customers never walk alone. During the operation and financing period, EWIA is responsible for the monitoring, controlling, asset-management and supervision of the maintenance of the solar systems.
Responsibility and Ethical Action Drives Us
The founders of EWIA have long lasting and deep relationships with Africa and specifically Ghana through marriage, friendships, philanthropic activities and last but not least intense work-relationships.
The company logo along with the company name describes the values of the founders and thus the values of their company.
The star in the EWIA logo is one of the Adinkra symbols. These are visual symbols with historical and philosophical significance in Ghana. It is a sign of protection but also responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone and/or something.
EWIA means sun in Twi (the most widely used local language in Ghana) and stands for endless energy.
These two definitions lead us to our core value: Responsibility. Responsible action towards people, nature and society in general and particularly towards our customers, partners, employees and colleagues.
EWIAs off-grid and grid-connected solar hybrid systems convert the sun's energy into electrical energy. With affordable power and stable electricity, EWIA fosters economic growth while creating a more sustainable economy based on green energy. This impact motivates EWIA to both, respond swiftly and take a bold approach towards new challenges every single day.
The foundation of our business is honesty, partnership, authenticity and trust.
Learn more about our impact and our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals on the following pages:
DR. WOLF-DIETRICH FUGGER
Chief Executive Officer
Wolf has more than 20 years of experience in various management positions. Wolf is a specialist in the areas of corporate finance, investments, fundraising and M&A. Wolf has worked in Ghana for more than 3 years and has excellent contacts in the business sector as well as in the political circles of the country. He also has family ties to the country. Wolf holds a PhD in Agricultural Science and Engineering with a focus on tropical agriculture.
Chief Investment Officer
Ralph held various management positions for the ARAG Group, Hypo Vereinsbank AG, Phoenix Solar AG, Royal Dutch Shell and Yingli Solar, among others. During the last 4 years he was Managing Director of Yingli Namene West Africa in Accra. Ralph is a proven expert in project development, international financing and project realization. He has many years of business and market experience in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Togo, Angola and other countries.
Timo has more than 10 years of experience in international project management, controlling and business development.
At GIZ Timo held a position as a business consultant in the field of financial system development for four years. One of his consultancies was to advise the Credit Union Association of Ghana.
In addition to finance and controlling, his core competencies lies in strategy development and market analysis.
Sales Director Ghana
Nana has held various management positions including RIFE Energy Ghana and Yingli Namene West Africa Ltd. In the last 2 years he was sales manager for Sun Inn Ltd. He has proven to be an expert in the development and implementation of solar projects. As Key Account Manager, he was jointly responsible for the construction of one of the largest rooftop solar plants at one of the most important beverage producers in Ghana. Nana has many years of experience in solar sales and marketing in Ghana.
Manfred is one of the pioneers of Solarbusiness and has almost 30 years experience in the PV industry.
He was founding partner of several legal entities and also Chief Technical Officer (Vorstand) and shareholder of Phoenix Solar AG (TecDAX listed company) for many years. Later on, he acted also as business development manager at one of the four major power utilities in Germany. Manfred is also Electrical Engineer and entrepreneur with hands- on mentality.
Caroline is a Development Project Manager at Veridos, which delivers identification solutions for secure end-to-end applications.
Caroline was born and raised in Cameroon. She migrated to Germany for her studies at the Technical University in Munich, where she graduated as an engineer. As a member of the Cameroon Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists Caroline is a welcome speaker at panel discussions about the empowerment of Africa and the empowerment of African woman rights and leadership.
CLEMENS A. ROBERT
Clemens is Head of Finance at one of the leading Independent Power Producers in Germany. 7C Solarparken AG has a portfolio of over 270MWp solar and wind parks (including 77 MWp asset management).
After his studies of finance and management at the University of Fribourg and Barcelona Clemens held various positions in the banking and consultancy industry. There he managed international transactions (Project Finance and M&A), inter alia in Africa. He is an experienced finance professional with a demonstrated track record in the renewables and infrastructure industries.
DR. ANDREAS KLOYER
After studying law in Passau and Munich (both Germany) and obtaining his doctorate at the University of Kiel (Germany), Andreas Kloyer was a partner at several renowned German law firms in Munich before joining Luther in 2012. Andreas specializes primarily in advising German and international private equity companies and strategic investors on mergers & acquisitions, banking and capital markets law as well as on structuring of complex national and international financing schemes. He is a member of various international business law associations and has a vast international business network.
Rainer worked in various management positions in the banking and telecommunications sector during his professional life.
His expertise lies in controlling, finance and corporate organizational development. Rainer has outstanding experiences in financial modelling and setting up sound cost accounting systems within new ventures.
DANNY E. MAWUENYEGA
Danny is an experienced businessman in Ghana. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dakoma Ltd, and Group Chairman of Kenaf Industries.
For many years Danny was the International Secretary of Full Gospel Business Man's Fellowship International. Until now he is a board member of the largest network of Christian Businessmen in the world.
Danny is the Chairman of the Global Advisory Council, of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship Int.
He has a wealth of experience in Business Startups and Project management.