Matthias Beier, Transatlantic Business and Investment Council
Matt is the President and CEO of the Transatlantic Business and Investment Council (TBIC), with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Berlin, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark. He gained work experience worldwide at an international consultancy and is an expert in European American business relations.
Stefan has worked as Director for European Affairs since day one of TBIC. He lead the European Office in Berlin for almost three years and played a key role in making TBIC what it is today. In his role as Advisory Council member he provides assistance to TBIC and European companies. Throughout his career he has supported creating more than 1,000 jobs and over $1.6 billion in capital investment through foreign direct investment in the United States. He now serves at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany on international cooperation.
Alessia graduated from University of Pisa Law School, Italy, and later added a Master’s degree in Personnel Administration and Human Resources Management from University of Bologna. Alessia was International Sales Manager and Production planning & scheduling for a large Italian shoe company for two years before becoming Director of operations for CTT in 1997. CTT, a holding with 1200 employees, is responsible for public transportation services in the north west area of Tuscany.www.iacctexas.com
Ullrich Kämmerer,Ullrich Kämmerer is partner at Rödl Langford de Kock LLP, where he focuses on market entry, site selection and taxation of European investors in the USA.
James Blair,Founder of Navigator Consulting, a site selection consulting firm with locations in Atlanta (USA) and Dusseldorf (Germany) which has located 18 projects in 4 years repre-senting over 3,100 jobs and $2.1 billion in capital investment. Blair has 32 years of site selection experience having worked as Director of the State of Georgia’s European Office (Brussels) and Managing Director of the Site Selection Group of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the South (Atlanta). Navigator also offers customized FDI strategic planning intercultural communication workshops for Economic Development organizations.
Florian Stamm, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP
Florian Stamm practices corporate and international law with an emphasis on American-European cross-border legal matters. These matters include the acquisition, merger, financing, site selection and economic incentives, corporate governance and shareholder rights, business and family succession, as well as the establishment of subsidiaries in the American market. He serves as U.S. legal counsel to German, Austrian and Swiss companies, including privately held and publicly traded companies in the automotive, industrial, chemical and renewable energy sectors.
Matthias Oertzen, YER
Throughout his career, Matthias has built an impressive network worldwide as a business executive, recruiter and sales consultant. As a trusted advisor, he recommends customizable recruitment solutions allowing his clients to focus on their core competencies rather than expending valuable resources in identifying and recruiting talent. Matthias is a German native with a multicultural and bilingual background, and a true groundbreaker when it comes to matching top American candidates with European companies.