Henry Loewendahl
Founder & CEO, WAVTEQ Ltd.


Dr. Henry Loewendahl has 20 years of experience in the area of FDI. He has advised more than 150 governments and multinational enterprises in 60 countries. He started his career in PwC’s International Investment Group before becoming Manager of Inward Investment in IBM and subsequently founding several successful start-up companies.

He is Group CEO of WAVTEQ, a leading consulting firm providing services and tools to enable multinational enterprises to optimize their corporate location strategy and governments to attract FDI. WAVTEQ has worked with investors and governments to secure more than US$10 billion of investment projects since 2014, with a key focus on Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, UK and US overseas investment. WAVTEQ is also the consulting and technology partner of the Financial Times, developing their suite of FDI and banking data products.

Dr. Loewendahl has been at the forefront of expanding our knowledge of FDI, pioneering the development of new data sources on FDI (fDi Markets), location competitiveness (fDi Benchmark) and investment incentives (IncentivesMonitor). In 2016, WAVTEQ launched FDI Professionals, a totally free tool for multinational enterprises to identify and connect with corporate location advisors and governments in over 150 countries.

He has over 50 publications on FDI and he has been an FDI expert to the World Bank, UNCTAD, Financial Times, and Columbia Law School for many years. His most recent publication in July 2016 was titled The Impact of Brexit on FDI into the UK: Recommendations for UK Investment Promotion Strategy. Henry will be publishing at aim his new report on Sustainable Development and FDI: Towards a Practical Framework for Investment Promotion Agencies.

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