We are EWIA
Ideas From Munich With Actions in Africa
EWIA gives small and medium-sized companies in Africa access to clean solar energy and serves as a bridge builder to investors in Europe and for the transfer of technology know-how.
With a risk-diversified portfolio approach of companies from different sectors and in different regions, EWIA gives private and institutional investors access to attractive impact investments in Africa - in the fight against climate change and for a sustainable economic upswing as well as a more even distribution of wealth.
With the flexible full-service financing solution from EWIA, companies in Africa have the opportunity to obtain solar power, liquidity, security and service from a single source. In the area of infrastructure, EWIA finances and builds mobile phone transmission masts and traffic monitoring systems and equips them with PV systems.
EWIA Green Investments GmbH is based in Munich, Germany and has a branch in Accra, Ghana.
Chief Executive Officer
Ralph, founding partner of EWIA, 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.
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.