Dr Stefan Liebing is the Owner and Director of Conjuncta GmbH, a boutique consultancy and project development company. In early 2012 he took over as the Chairman of Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V., the German-African Business Association. In addition Stefan Liebing is Executive Vice President of Concilius AG and leads the Hamburg office. Before his current role, Dr Liebing was a Director of International Gas Business at EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG, one of Germany’s major utilities. He started his career with Royal Dutch Shell, working in Hamburg and their headquarters in The Hague, filling several management positions there during a period of eight years. Dr Liebing is the Chairman of the Center of International Energy Studies e.V. (CIES) at Heilbronn University, where he also teaches energy management. He graduated in Business Administration at Mannheim University and holds a doctoral degree in political science from Duisburg University.