Andreas Dressler has been active in foreign direct investment (FDI) for 27 years. He is the founder of FDI Center, an advisory company that works with countries, regions, cities and industrial parks to implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment. He is also the managing director of Location Decisions, a specialized location advisory firm that assists companies from different industries to select the best locations for their investments worldwide. Andreas started his career with KPMG, where he created a specialized cross border investment practice (Global Location & Expansion Services) and coordinated a global network of location advisory and economic development consultants. During his time at KPMG, Andreas assisted dozens of companies to select international locations for new manufacturing plants, shared service centers, R&D centers, headquarters and other types of corporate facilities.
Andreas’ clients have included some of the world’s largest corporations as well as medium sized companies and technology-oriented start-ups. He has also worked with the investment promotion agencies of many of the world’s leading regions and cities as well as a range of developed countries and emerging economies. Through this experience, Andreas has developed an in-depth understanding of how companies make investment decisions and what it takes for locations to attract them.