Our Team

The core of the highly qualified staff is located at the headquarters of ADT Project Consulting GmbH in Bonn, Germany. The two managing directors, Ekkehard Schröder and Yves Tohermes are supported by fulltime employees with a variety of fields of know-how, experience in different countries and a wide range of language skills. As a strongly motivated and engaged team, it is our duty to solve the tasks and problems assigned to us successfully and thus do justice to the responsibility given to us by our clients and project partners.

Yves Tohermes
Yves TohermesManaging Director
  • M.Sc. Agriculture
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Management
  • Consultant for Feed Value Chains
Ekkehard Schröder
Ekkehard SchröderManaging Director
  • M.Sc. in Agriculture with specialisation in Agricultural Economics
  • Since 2000 Managing Director of ADT Project Consulting GmbH
  • Directing and backstopping of international technical assistance and training projects (i.e. BMEL, GIZ, KfW, EU, WB, USAID, FAO etc)
  • Implementation of project management approaches and tools in international development cooperation
  • Main technical experiences: Value chain development (particularly related to dairy & meat), Agricultural production systems for crop, forage and livestock, Good agricultural practices and related training and consultancy
Birgit Maier-Stein
Birgit Maier-SteinSenior Project Manager
  • Agricultural Engineer with specialisation in Agricultural Economics
  • Food/Feed Safety and Quality Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
Eduard Lutz
Eduard LutzAccounting and Finance
  • Economist and Financial Accountant
  • Since 1996 financial and project accountant with ADT
Dr. Conny Schäfer
Dr. Conny SchäferProject Manager
  • Agricultural Engineer with major in Livestock Production
  • PhD in Tropical Animal Breeding
  • Management Animal Traceability Solution Platform
  • Project Management Animal Identification and Traceability
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation Expert
Aigul Lennartz
Aigul LennartzProject Assistant Manager
  • MBA in Agriculture
  • Expertise in media and communication
  • Public relation activities and event management
  • Central services at ADT’s headquarters in Bonn
  • Technical and administrative support
lyanuoluwa Odubote
lyanuoluwa OduboteProject Manager
  • MSc in Agricultural and Food Economics
  • BSc in Economics & Finance
  • Multiple years of experience in development research & projects
Hans Georg Hassenpflug
Hans Georg HassenpflugProject Team Leader Ukraine
  • International Long term expert, Project Manager within the bilateral cooperation project “Improvement of Education at Agricultural Colleges in Ukraine”
  • Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine
Andriy Getya
Andriy GetyaDeputy Project Team Leader Ukraine
  • National Long term expert, Deputy Project Manager
  • Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine
Olga Luchynska
Olga LuchynskaProject Assistant
Ukraine
  • Project Assistant within the project “Promotion of vocational training at agricultural colleges in Ukraine”
  • Accounting
Dr. Raghavendra Kavali
Dr. Raghavendra KavaliNational Project Coordinator
India
  • National Long term expert, Project Coordinator “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Development”, India
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all project activities
Dr. Sowmini Sunkara
Dr. Sowmini SunkaraNational Project Coordinator
India
  • National Long term expert, Project Coordinator “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Development”, India
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all project activities
Uwe Weddige
Uwe WeddigeProject Team Leader Kazakhstan
  • Teamleader in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan
Ainagul Ayaganova
Ainagul AyaganovaDeputy Project Team Leader Kazakhstan
  • Deputy Teamleader in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan
Bakdaulet Tursynbay
Bakdaulet TursynbayProject Assistant Kazakhstan
  • Project Manager in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan
  • MSc. in Agricultural Management
Darigul Temirbayeva
Darigul TemirbayevaProject Assistant / Translator Kazakhstan
  • Project Assistant and translator in the bilateral project “Strengthening of dairy farming competences for the sustainable development of milk production in Kazakhstan
Adrian Neal
Adrian NealTeam Leader
India
  • MSc in Agriculture Economics
  • Over twenty-seven years’ experience in the agriculture, food and rural development sector focused upon: agri-food sector strategic planning; programming; policy analysis and design; value-chain development; institutional assessment and restructuring; and project management.
  • Regional experience extends from EU Member States to the Western Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and South-East Asia.
  • Worked as Ministerial Adviser to 9 Ministers of Agriculture around the world
Pratyush Ranjan Singh
Pratyush Ranjan SinghDeputy Project Team Leader
India
  • National Long-Term Agri-Business Expert for the “Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development”
  • Professional working experience in the topics of rural producer collectives, agricultural marketing and business development, natural resource management, climate smart agriculture and digital agricultural systems
  • Planning and implementation of capacity building measures for national/ state level agricultural marketing institutions, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) and agricultural value chain systems
Archana Singh
Archana SinghProject Assistant India
  • Project Assistant in the bilateral project “Indo-German Cooperation Project on Agricultural Market Development in India
  • MSc. in Agribusiness Management