Regional Coordinator Eastern Africa

As of May 2017 the position of Regional Coordinator for the Eastern African region was established. While the Regional Coordinator, Chris Wegner, is seated in the head office of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya, Nairobi, he is also frequently present for business in the surrounding countries frequently, e.g. at least every 2 months. The region comprises the countries Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

The main task of the Regional Coordinator includes leading all activities and representing the full spectrum of the service portfolio of the AHK Service Eastern Africa Ltd., which is the service company of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK Kenya). In Tanzania, the regional coordinator works closely in cooperation with the branch representative of AHK Kenya, Dr. Jennifer Schwarz.


As doing business and conducting trade is always a two-way street, all of the following mentioned activities are not only for German businesses towards the Eastern African markets but also apply for Eastern African businesses towards Germany:

  • Market Entry Facilitation
  • Providing you with relevant market information of the target countries Germany, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • Import/export, Taxes, Work Permits, Immigration, Company Registration, Doing Business and any other business related topic
  • Conducting market research of your target country tailored to your specific needs
  • Identifying relevant business partners for you in any desired target country
  • Connecting you with relevant private and/or public institution or enterprise
  • Organizing individual business trips where you meet with companies and institutions locally
  • Organizing and cooperating in trade fairs, workshops and other networking events
  • Any other specific and tailor-made service solutions for your particular business inquiries


Mr. Chris Wegner

Regional Coordinator Eastern Africa

+254 20 6633 106
+254 716 160 801
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