30 years of experience in technolgy integration into African markets
Dipl. Ing. Christian Spiess Managing Director Comden Nig. Ltd.
As Comden's Managing Director, Christian Spiess directs the company’s efforts as a leading communication and a satellite systems provider in Nigeria. After completing his military service in the German Airforce, he studied engineering at the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and obtained his Master of Science in 1970.
He began his career with the ABB Group, formerly Hartmann & Braun AG, as the Export Manager for African and Arabic Countries. During this initial work experience he also attended adult evening education classes and became qualified in World Trade and International Relations.
After gaining experience for three years in marketing and sales, he was transferred as a representative for Hartmann & Braun France to Rouen. When this assignment was completed, Christian held management positions with two German technical service companies, where he managed the technology transfer and implementation to West Africa for several water treatment plants.
Finally he came to Comden in 1987, from the Ferrostaal AG, a top-tier management corporation that provides industrial services and systems for the world market. The Ferrostaal corporation is a company of the MAN Group and offers a broad range of financial, logistical and technical services implementing tailored and customized solutions with representations in more than 60 countries. Christian Spiess spent several years as a technical expert for Ferrostaal in Nigeria, ultimately appointed as the Branch Manager in Kaduna with the responsibility for strategic business relationships and all sales and acquisition activities. After taking over the majority of the share capital in 1993, he can nowadays reflect on more than 30 years of experience in this sector.