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Stephan Welk (born 23 December 1967 in Korbach) is a German business economist and diplomat. He has been in the Diplomatic Service of African countries such as São Tomé and Príncipe since 2015 and Central African Republic since 7 February 2018.[1][2]

Stephan Welk
Born (1967-12-23) December 23, 1967 (age 51)
NationalityGerman
OccupationDiplomat, Advisor

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Early life and educationEdit

Welk was born in Korbach, Germany. After graduating from high school, he studied business and economy in Germany and England. He went on to complete his Doctorate in Economics on the topic "Possibilities of overcoming bottlenecks and rehabilitation in the crisis management of medium - sized enterprises".[3][4]

CareerEdit

 
Stephan Welk and H. E. Salvador dos Ramos

By 2003, he worked for financing and reconstructing small and middle size companies and was also worked as an advisor for the Government of Tehran / Iran and the Gaddafi family. During his time as CEO of Pro Consult AG,[5] he prepared the acquisition of Weserbank AG in Frankfurt for the SAT & Co AG Group in Kazakhstan. Later, he became a member of the management board of the oil and energy group of SAT & Co AG Kazakhstan.[6]

 
Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda, received from King Yuhi VI of Rwanda at Residenza Paolo VI in State of Vatican on October 4, 2017.[7]

From 2007 onwards, he was focused in consultancy of governments such as Sao Tomé e Principe, Mali, Burundi, Lebanon and Dubai followed in the area of finance and consultations in the diplomatic service. In 2015, Welk was appointed as a Special Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Diplomatic Service of São Tomé and Príncipe. He works in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs first under the Minister H.E. Manuel Salvador dos Ramos[8] (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and now of the current Foreign Minister, H.E. Urbino Botelho (Minister of Foreign Affairs) in the Diplomatic Service. He is the head of the office in Europe.[9]

On 7 February 2018 Welk was appointed Ambassador-at-Large of the Central African Republic. He also acts as a Special Advisor to the President of the Republic and as a Head of Economic Mission of the Republic.[10]

PressEdit

The Press described Welk as a lobbyist in the diplomatic service. He linked China and Japan investors to the governments,[11] as well as internationals networkers such as David Arkless to Africa.[12] There is a close link between Welk and the world market price for cocoa.[13][14] Several TV stations produced documentaries on Welk, his diplomatic activities and São Tomé e Príncipe, such as the ORF.[15][16]

Honorary appointmentsEdit

In São Tomé e Príncipe, he supports the Universidade de São Tomé e Príncipe and allows students, in collaboration with the foreign language department of the university, to visit the University of Münster for 4 weeks a year.[17] Appointed as an Honorary Professor for Public International Law and Diplomacy of UACU as of September 1, 2017.[18] In October 2017, Welk was awarded Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda by the King Yuhi VI of Rwanda.[7] Cross of Distinction of the Royal Diadem of the Spanish Navy. Badge of Honor of Kyiv City Mayor, Honorary Professor of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Vitali Klitschko as of 03.05.2018.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fischer, Markus (3 November 2016). "Dr. Stephan Welk als Sonderbotschafter für São Tomé e Príncipe". HESSEN DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien aus und für Hessen! (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  2. ^ Fischer, Markus (27 March 2017). "Oliver Kreider und Dr. Stephan Welk mit Fokus auf São Tomé e Principe? - www.sachsen-depesche.de". SACHSEN DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien aus und fur Sachsen! (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  3. ^ Welk, Stephan (2011). "Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek". portal.dnb.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  4. ^ Welk, Stephan (2011). Möglichkeiten der Engpassüberwindung und Sanierung im Krisenmanagement mittelständischer Unternehmen. Berlin: dissertation.de. ISBN 9783866245440. OCLC 844955771.
  5. ^ "Handelsregister-Meldungen vom 08.02.2008 - P". www.moneyhouse.ch (in German). 13 June 2008. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  6. ^ "SAT&Co Managing Company". www.sat.kz (in Russian). 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  7. ^ a b Administrator, King Kigeli V. "Visit to Rome - H. M. King Kigeli V". Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  8. ^ STP, MNEC. "Manuel Salvador dos Ramos (Ministro)" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  9. ^ "Mitarbeiter der Vertretung | São Tomé and Príncipe". stp-gov.com. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  10. ^ "L'Equipe". Ambassade de Centrafrique à Bruxelles (in French). 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  11. ^ Weiss, Sandra (16 October 2016). "www.performance-vertraulich.de - Ziehen sich Wu Yajun und Klaas Wintorp den Strippenzieher Dr. Stephan Welk zur Seite?". Performance-Vertraulich (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  12. ^ Miller, Roxana (16 October 2016). "Dr. Stephan Welk wirbt für São Tomé e Príncipe - Hessen-Depesche". HESSEN DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien aus und für Hessen! (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  13. ^ Schmidt, Martin (16 February 2017). "Dr. Stephan Welk, São Tomé e Principe und die BARRY CALLEBAUT AG - www.bayern-depesche.de". BAYERN DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus bayerischer Politik und Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien. (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  14. ^ Münkler, Patricia (7 November 2016). "www.popularen.de - São Tomé e Príncipe: Stephan Welk lockt nach Kakao-Multis auch Infrastrukturfonds" (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  15. ^ Prokoph-Schmitt, Angela (14 May 2017). "Dr. Stephan Welk bringt São Tomé e Principe ins ORF". HESSEN DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien aus und für Hessen! (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  16. ^ "São Tomé und Príncipe: Ausverkauf eines Inselstaats - ORF III". tv.orf.at (in German). 11 May 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  17. ^ Müller, Torsten (24 August 2017). "Dr. Stephan Welk ermöglicht afrikanischen Studenten Bildungsaufenthalt an der Universität in Münster - metosa.de". Metosa (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  18. ^ Mühlbauer, Josef (15 September 2017). "WIUU Universität holt sich Diplomaten Dr. Stephan Welk an den Lehrstuhl - www.saar-depesche.de". SAAR DEPESCHE | Nachrichten aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Medien aus und fur Saar! (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  19. ^ "Honorary Professor of Ukrainian-American Concordia University, Dr. rer. oec. Stephan Welk LL.M. receives a "Badge of Honor" of Kyiv City Mayor, Honorary Professor of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Dr.Vitali Klitschko. – Concordia University". www.concordia.edu.ua. Retrieved 2018-06-06.