Andreas Dressler has been active in foreign direct investment (FDI) for over 20 years. He is the founder of Location Decisions, a specialised location advisory firm that assists companies from different industries to select the best locations and secure favourable conditions for their investments worldwide. He also works with countries, regions, cities and industrial parks to implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment.
In 2009, Andreas founded Terrain, a specialised consulting firm providing services to companies and investment promotion agencies. Terrain grew quickly to become one of the most respected consulting firms in the field of foreign direct investment. Andreas sold Terrain to Conway Data Inc. in 2013 and continued to run the company as a stand-alone division until 2017.
Andreas previously spent 13 years with KPMG, where he created a specialised cross border investment practice (Global Location & Expansion Services) and coordinated a global network of location advisory consultants. After 8 years with KPMG in the USA (Washington DC and New York), he moved to Germany 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 centres, R&D centres, 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.