German Desk – Financial Support and Solutions
Together with partner banks and the local German Chambers of Commerce, DEG is offering "German Desks". The service is available for German SME companies and their local trading partners. The particular needs of German firms and their local partners are handled at the office by a bank employee who operates in both languages and cultures.
The range of services extends from setting up accounts through services for financing trade and transaction banking, to credit lines or investment financing for local companies wishing to acquire German equipment, for example. In this way, companies can benefit from the combined network of the bank, the Chamber of Commerce and DEG.
- help to bridge cultural and language gaps
- establish a close link between the local bank, the local business community, the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and DEG's representative office on the ground
- serve as a bridge for financing solutions which DEG itself could not offer on site
We offer German Desks in Accra/Ghana, Lagos/Nigeria and Nairobi/Kenya.
Contact German Desk Ghana
Access Bank Ghana Plc
German Desk Manager
Access Bank (Ghana) Plc; Head Office
Starlets '91 Road - Opposite Accra Sports Stadium
Osu - Accra
M +233 27 402 3335
Access Bank (Ghana) Plc is a full service commercial bank offering universal banking services to the Ghanaian economy since 2009. It is a subsidiary of the Access Bank Group headquartered in Nigeria, with presence in six other African countries and the United Kingdom.
Within Access Bank Ghana, a team takes care of your needs. Please feel free to contact us:
About Max Heinrich
Max Ernst Heinrich completed his bachelor's degree in Munich and St. Petersburg and later earned a Master's degree in Management from IE Business School in Madrid. He has worked in the treasury department at KfW, as well as in asset management, marketing, project management, and strategy consulting. When working with Knauf in Ghana, Max gained a good understanding of the local conditions. He has been supporting German corporate and business clients as the local German Desk Manager at Access Bank in Ghana since October 2022.
Contact German Desk Kenya
I&M Bank Limited
Senior Relationship Manager
7th Floor, 1Park Avenue.
PO BOX 30238-00100
Mobile: +254 772 547 328
Direct: +254 719 088 908
Board: +254 (20) 322 1000
I&M Bank is a commercial bank founded in 1974. Since its inception, I&M Bank has evolved from a regional community bank to a publicly listed commercial bank offering a wide range of corporate and retail banking services.
About Sophie Kaminski
Sophie Kaminski has in-depth intercultural finesse and business development skills, which she gained during several assignments in Asia, Africa and Europe. She is familiar with Kenya’s market environment, working in Nairobi since the beginning of 2019. In 2020, she was appointed as DEG’s German Desk Manager. As such, she handles all German-Kenyan relations at Kenya’s I&M Bank Ltd, from corporate to personal banking.
Contact German Desk Nigeria
Access Bank Plc.
Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca
Head of German Desk
Commercial Banking Division
1st Floor Left Wing
T +234 81 26 33 09 66
Access Bank is a commercial bank founded in 1989. Since its inception, Access Bank has evolved from a regional bank to a publicly listed multinational bank that is now among the four biggest banks in Nigeria. The range of products and services is wide and covers most countries in Sub-Sahara Africa.
About Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca
Sebastian Barroso da Fonseca heads the German Desk at Access Bank PLC, with responsibilities for the countries Nigeria and Ghana. In his previous role, he worked as a Cash Management & Trade Finance Officer within the Corporate & Investment Banking department at Deutsche Bank AG in Germany. With almost a decade of experience in the international banking sector, Sebastian is a banker on a mission to fulfil the potential of trade and boost growth in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe thanks to creative solutions. He graduated from the University of Applied Science in Regensburg with a dual degree in Business Administration and Economics.