Guild Member Profile
Andreas Dressler has been active in location analysis and site selection for over 20 years. He assists companies from different industries to select the best locations for their operations and secure favorable conditions for their investments worldwide. Andreas’ main area of expertise is in foreign direct investment (FDI) and he has assisted numerous companies to select international locations and secure incentives for new manufacturing plants, shared service centers, R&D centers, headquarters, and other types of corporate facilities.
Other areas of expertise that have contributed to Andreas’s successful track record include: securing essential data through primary research, managing complex projects within a strict time frame, dealing with external stakeholders, generating internal consensus, organizing and leading thorough site visit programs, and negotiating complex incentives agreements that allow clients to achieve maximum benefits while retaining flexibility.
His clients include: Daimler, Greatview Aseptic Packaging, Hitachi Data Systems, Hornbach, International Flavors & Fragrances, and Momentive.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED
|Automotive||Business Services and HQ||Advanced Manufacturing|
|R&D||Food and Beverage|
|Amy’s Kitchen||Brose||Hewlett Packard|
|Hyundai Motor Company||Plastic Logic||Sony Entertainment|
Andreas started his site selection career in 1996 with KPMG, where he created a specialized cross-border investment practice (Global Location & Expansion Services) and coordinated a global network of location advisory consultants. After eight years with KPMG in the USA (Washington DC and New York), he moved to Germany to build a market-leading location advisory group for KPMG in Europe while continuing to coordinate the firm’s global FDI advisory activities.
In 2009, Andreas founded Terrain, a specialized location advisory consulting firm, which grew quickly to become one of the most respected consulting firms in the field of foreign direct investment. Andreas sold Terrain to Conway Data Inc. in April 2013 and continued to run the company as Managing Director until January 2017.
Andreas holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Bath in England.