Frederick Lehmann
Chairman and CEO of Lehmann & Co., Portugal


Frederick Lehmann is a CEO, consultant, academic and entrepreneur specializing in international investment, internationalization strategies of companies, inward investment attraction and related public policy themes.

Frederick Lehmann is the Chairman, CEO and main shareholder of Lehmann & Co., a private company focused on internationalization and corporate strategy consultancy, M&As, private equity and international business. He is founder and managing partner of Golden & Lehmann, a company specialized in high net worth and institutional asset management. He is, or has been, involved in several private equity ventures, and company boards in the USA, Latin America and Europe.

Frederick Lehmann is also a Professor of the Porto Business School (where he teaches themes related to International Business and Entrepreneurship, and leads top executive teams’ internationalization projects), and of Católica University School of Business and Economics, Lisbon (where he has taught Entrepreneurship in the Lisbon MBA – a joint MBA with the MIT, and International Management, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategy in other postgraduate programmes). He has taught previously at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Public Management – Ford School of Public Policy and International Management – Business School), and at the Universidad de Los Andes and Universidad Externado (Bogotá, Colombia). He has been an invited Fellow at the Max Planck Institute (Jena, Germany).

Frederick Lehmann has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a Masters’ in Public Policy (Ford School of Public Policy, U. Michigan), a Graduate Program in development Economics and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).

He has wide experience as a consultant in Europe and the Americas (OECD, Paris; Coalition of Service Industries Research and Education Foundation, USA; Económica Consultores, Colombia; and in his ventures based in Portugal, NYC and Bogotá. His work spans several industries, like Finance, Energy, Utilities, Services, and various manufacturing sectors.

He has been an economic adviser at the Office of the President of Colombia (working on themes such as Competitiveness, Productivity-Enhancing Strategies, Public Utilities and Energy, among others), and at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia (working on Credit Policies, Restructuring of Treasury Bonds and Bills, etc).

Frederick Lehmann is an author in his areas of specialization, both in scientific publications and on specialized and popular press. He researches currently on themes such as the financing of international investments, on transparency and investment incentives, on tax incentives and on other policies to attract foreign direct investment. He has won several awards for academic merit and for work excellence.

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