Andreas Dressler has been active in foreign direct investment (FDI) for over 20 years. He is the managing director of FDI Center, an advisory company that works with countries, regions, cities, industrial parks and special economic zones to implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment. He is also the founder of Location Decisions, a location advisory firm that assists companies from different industries to select the best locations and sites for their investments worldwide.
Andreas previously founded and managed Terrain, a specialized consulting firm providing services to companies and investment promotion agencies worldwide. Terrain was acquired by Conway Data Inc. in 2013. Following the sale of Terrain, Andreas continued to run the company as a stand-alone division until 2017.
Andreas started his career with KPMG in Washington, DC. helping companies to develop international market entry strategies. He soon shifted focus to advising on location selection for international expansion and moved to KPMG in New York, where he created a specialized cross border investment practice (Global Location & Expansion Services). In 2003, he moved to Frankfurt to build a location advisory group for KPMG in Europe while continuing to coordinate the firm’s global FDI advisory activities. 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 has a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Bath in England.