Team

Meet the team behind AfroPlus.

You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else. 

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CEO

Raymond Koch

COO

Deborah Aboagye

CFO

Dennis Grüttner

CMO

Hiwot Desalegn

CCD

Lisa-Maria Yima T. W.

Sales Manager

Yves Mbappe Kong

CEO

Raymond Koch

Herkunft: Ghana (Akim-Oda to be exact)
Stadt: Düsseldorf
Lieblings Zitat : There are a lot, but I think we can go with:
keep movin’, keep growin’, keep learnin’… see you at work.

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal : a smile and a backpack

Motivation: 
My motivation is rooted in two things: On one hand the realization, that strength lies in numbers (literally and figuratively) and on the other that, we as a community have not reached our full potential yet – and this is exactly where my motivation lies. I want to create rooms, spaces, programs, chances  to further develop on these two facts. Therefore I am happy to be here and work to add a certain value and vision to all this.

COO

Deborah Aboagye

Herkunft: Ghana
Stadt: Düsseldorf
Lieblings Zitat: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford. 

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal:

Motivation: Everything began and begins with a vision!

My motivation is to show what we as black community already have achieved.
As part of a minority in Germany, we are quickly not noticed or overlooked. But above all, completely underestimated! Our parents and the generations before them already have broken down so many barriers and today we can see the first police officers, bankers, teachers and managers who are of African descent.

I am striving for a Germany where it is normal that young generations have black role models.
It should be part of normality, to see black people in ALL jobs and industries.

With AfroPlus we are picking up where so many have laid the foundations before.
It is time to create visible and sustainable change! 
It is time to create added value through strong cooperation, on which others can also build on!

My motivation is that with AfroPlus we no longer lay foundations, but rather finish building the house.

CFO

Dennis Grüttner

Herkunft: Ghana
Stadt: Essen
Lieblings Zitat : If it feels forced, free it

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal : Zahnlücke

Motivation:

Growing up as a young black boy in the 90’s in a small city in Germany it felt like my skin colour is speaking louder than my words. My environment and I had a different ideal of being black black. While I was getting older I noticed there is more in life than the perspective of others. There is more work to do for us and if you want to be seen you have to be outstanding. Here we are now, trying to create Germany’s biggest platform for the African community. We can only limit ourselves if we try to feed the expectations of others. Creating something for the black community in Germany and for next generations feels just right and motivates me to give my best for Afroplus.

CMO

Hiwot Desalegn

Herkunft: Äthiopien
Stadt: Frankfurt
Lieblings Zitat :“There is beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success “ – J.Cole

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal : I don´t laugh with my chest laugh with my body !

Motivation:

Broken down, I just want to help my community and give something back. AfroPlus and all the wonderful empowering things it stands for shall become the new norm. Therefore, I am more than motivated to support my „extended“ family and most importantly show the older generation that we appreciate their sacrifice and that it was not in vain.

AfroPlus is like a homage to my parents for me ! 

CCD

Lisa-Maria Yima T. W.

Herkunft: North-west Cameroonian living in the German Diaspora
Stadt: Baden-Baden
Lieblings Zitat : „I’ll always be grateful! 🕊“

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal : Always eating or dancing. Or both at the same time!

Motivation: I try to share some light & love!

Sales Manager

Yves Mbappe Kong

Herkunft: Kamerun
Stadt: Bochum
Lieblings Zitat : Let’s go eat!, Let’s do it!

Wiedererkennungsmerkmal : Tonton ist da!

Motivation:

Ich möchte mit unserer Plattform „AfroPlus“, ein Umdenken in unserer Black Community einleiten. Wir können mit mehr gegenseitige Unterstützung (finanziell, sozial und kulturell), sehr viel bewirken.
Sei es durch eine abgegebene Bewertung auf AfroPlus, die dem Unternehmer bei seiner Arbeitsoptimierung helfen kann oder durch ein Geschäftsbesuch.

Mit jeder Art und Weise investieren wir in unsere Black Community!

Our goal is to support & promote the economic development of black entrepreneurs. Therefore, this platform is intended to be a medium that both supports black companies in their marketing and sales activities and also offers the black society a virtual market that enables it to access relevant products and services for its needs.

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