Dr. Joachim Arnold
Chief Operating Officer
OCO Global, Germany
Dr. Joachim Arnold is OCO’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of OCO Germany, based in Frankfurt. Within the OCO Global Group, he also holds the responsibility for the Division “Lead Generation and Representation Services”. Joachim has 12 years' experience in the field of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and International Trade providing strategic advisory, research and business development services to economic development organisations as well as to private companies expanding to new market.
Joachim has supported some of the world’s leading investment promotion agencies including EDB Singapore, JETRO, Bahrain EDB, UK Department for International Trade, Greater Zurich Area and FrankfurtRheinMain. He is also extensively working with the US economic development organisations such as JobsOhio, Missouri DED, Business Oregon and many others. In addition to his experience in working in investment promotion he is providing trade development services mainly to corporate clients in evaluating foreign market opportunities, developing entry strategies and identifying partners and customers – both for German SMEs expanding abroad as well as for companies planning to access the German market.
Before joining OCO, Joachim worked as Consultant for PM&P in Berlin and Frankfurt, a consulting firm in Economic Development Consulting and Lead Generation. Previously he was a research associate at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he was lecturing on FDI related topics and conducted field studies on Regional Development and FDI in emerging Eastern European markets. He wrote his PhD thesis on the spatial evolution of foreign subsidiaries in Germany after graduating with a master degree in Economic Geography.
Joachim started his career at the German State Investment Promotion Agency Hessen Trade & Invest, with the aim of promoting inward investments from the US, Japan and Korea.
Joachim is a Native German speaker and is fluent in English.