Andreas has an academic background in business economics and tourism management in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. For the master dissertation of his postgraduate MBA studies in International Management Consulting, finishing with distinction, he investigated intercultural business ethics. A two-year formation as business and personality coach (“psychology of change”) tops off his professional background.
Over ten years, Andreas has worked as a self-employed consultant for international economic development projects, with long-term assignments in Europe, the Arab World and Latin America. Further to heading planning and management tasks, his responsibilities have included the organisation, leadership and moderation of intercultural and interdisciplinary work groups.
As an intercultural trainer and coach for management and leadership, he has a record of successfully preparing over 4,000 professionals and executives from over 100 countries for international projects, challenges and assignments. His clients include engineers, economists, IT providers, bankers, architects, project managers, HR executives and public sector employees.
In his daily work, Andreas adds special value by bringing in his long-standing project experience with private and public sector organisations world-wide. This enables his participants to actively bridge the gap between theory and applied practice. Regularly, he lectures at international universities. In 2012, he published his book “Intercultural Project Management in the Arab World” (in German); currently, he is preparing a next edition with focus on Latin America.
His travels to over 90 countries and his work in four continents have given Andreas a deep understanding of the implications of being successful across cultural barriers and boundaries. He trains and coaches in German, English and Spanish plus has knowledge of Italian, French, Dutch and Arabic.
Philosophy: BE CONSCIOUS. BE DIFFERENT. BE YOURSELF.
For me, every journey is in the end – by means of foreign culture as a mirror – always a voyage to one’s inner self.