Benjamin is Sponsorship Coordinator of the SOAS African Development Forum and a German exchange student pursuing a degree in African Development and Economics.

His first encounter with Africa was as a singer in a well-known cathedral choir during a concert tour through South Africa in 2003. Since then, he gained experience at the Germany Africa Business Forum working on acquiring sponsors and relevant speakers. Furthermore, he joined Centurion Law Group, a pan-African corporate law conglomerate specialising in energy, as well as Melcofin & Co, an African focused corporate finance and investment boutique as an Investment Banking Summer Associate. Encounters with Angola, Rwanda and South Sudan complete his wide range of experience.