Andreas Dressler
Foreign Direct Investment Advisor


Andreas Dressler has been active in foreign direct investment (FDI) for over 20 years. He assists companies from different industries to select the best locations for their operations worldwide and secure favorable conditions for their investments. He also works with countries, regions and cities to implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment. Andreas’ areas of expertise include location analysis and site selection, investment incentives, location benchmarking, and investment attraction and promotion.

In 2009, Andreas founded Terrain, a specialized consulting firm providing services to companies and investment promotion agencies worldwide. Terrain grew quickly to become one of the most respected consulting firms in the field of foreign direct investment. Terrain was acquired by Conway Data Inc. in April 2013 and now operates as Conway Advisory. Following the sale of Terrain, Andreas continued to run Conway Advisory as Managing Director until January 2017.

Prior to starting Terrain, Andreas spent 13 years 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. After 8 years with KPMG in the USA (Washington DC and New York), he moved to Germany in 2003 to build a market-leading FDI advisory group for KPMG in Europe while continuing to coordinate the firm’s global FDI activities.

Andreas’ clients include some of the world’s leading corporations as well as medium sized companies and technology-oriented start-ups. He also works with numerous investment promotion agencies from around the world. Through this extensive experience, Andreas has developed an in-depth understanding of how companies in different industries make location decisions and what it takes for locations to attract them. He is a sought-after speaker and coach on all topics related to foreign investment.

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.

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