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Constanze Klasen

Constanze Klasen is Partner and Managing Director with TradeRx. She advises governments, development banks, export credit agencies and non-profit organisations on strategy and marketing & communication. For example, she supported governments and development banks in Europe, Africa and Asia on benchmarking as well as the implementation and enhancement of management and marketing strategies for government financing vehicles.

Previously, she was Head of Marketing Cooperation with GEMA. As the Managing Director of a marketing agency, she also supported large corporates in the financial sector and the automotive industry on marketing & communication strategies being responsible for large projects in Europe and the Americas.

Constanze Klasen studied law and marketing at Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) and the University of Leicester (UK).

Prof. Dr. Andreas Klasen

Professor Andreas Klasen is a Partner with TradeRx. He is full Professor of International Business and Head of the Institute for Trade and Innovation at Offenburg University. He is also Visiting Professor at Northumbria University (UK) and Honorary Fellow in the School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University (UK). He advises governments, innovation funds, developments banks, ECAs and non-profit organisations on analytics, strategy and organisational design.

Until 2015, Dr. Klasen was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and PwC’s Economics & Policy leader, serving as Managing Director of the official German export credit and investment guarantee agency. Before joining PwC, he was Head of Guarantees and Export Finance with EADS (Airbus Group). Until 2014, Professor Klasen served as the Vice President of the Berne Union.

Andreas Klasen was educated at the University of Würzburg and Leibniz University of Hannover (Law), Northumbria University (Business and Law), and the University of St. Andrews (Theology). He holds Masters degrees and a Doctorate in these subjects.

Dr. Chris Jeffs

Dr. Chris Jeffs is a Senior Associate with TradeRx. He is a specialist strategic consultant facilitating creative thinking in the fields of strategic management, innovation and design thinking. He advises governments, innovation funds, export credit agencies and corporates on strategy, operations & change and marketing & communication.

For many years, he was an associated Strategy Expert at the Institute of Management Development (IMD, Switzerland), an Associate Professor in Strategic & Innovation Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management and sat on the Advisory & Decision Committee of the UAE Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund.

Chris Jeffs was educated at NESCOT (BSc (Hons) Biochemistry), Sunderland University (MBA) and Northumbria University (DBA). He also holds a PG Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Dr. Simone Krummaker

Dr. Simone Krummaker is a Senior Associate with TradeRx. Her work focuses, in particular, on strategy and implementation of risk management frameworks in the financial sector. Dr. Krummaker is Senior Lecturer in Insurance at Cass Business School, City, University of London (UK) and a Fellow at the Institute for Trade and Innovation at Offenburg University (Germany).

Previously, she worked as Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Westminster, at the University of East Anglia London and as Senior Researcher at the Center for Risk and Insurance and Associate Lecturer at the Institute for Insurance Economics, both at Leibniz University of Hannover.

Simone Krummaker holds a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) and a high level German University degree (Diplom Ökonom) from Leibniz University of Hannover. She is also a certified insurance professional (Versicherungskauffrau, Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

Dr. Frank Stetter

Dr. Frank Stetter is a Senior Associate with TradeRx. As managing partner at Brauwerk Baden, a regional brewery in Offenburg/Baden, he is responsible for the departments sales, marketing and strategy. In the past five years, he has carried out a target-oriented restructuring of the company and successfully implemented a new future-oriented brand strategy.

Before, Frank Stetter was a management consultant for over 20 years working for PwC (Senior Manager) and Dristero Stetter & Partner (Partner) in the areas of strategy, organisational and process development as well as compliance management. He has also many years of experience in planning and implementing business intelligence solutions.

Frank Stetter studied business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Dipl.-Kfm.) and received his doctoral degree at the Catholic University of Eichstätt (Dr. rer. pol.). In addition to an education as a qualified bank officer at Deutsche Bank, he has also completed an MBA in compliance management at Steinbeis-University Berlin.

Thomas Rentmeister

Thomas Rentmeister is Senior Associate with TradeRx. He is a strategy consultant and analyst, focusing on management strategies and process improvement.

He also works as a pastoral advisor and pastoral worker in higher education. For many years, he was a teacher, active in youth work and catechesis. Previously, he was Managing Director of the photovoltaic company LR Solarstrom GmbH.

Thomas Rentmeister studied theology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Dipl.-theol.) and at Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (philosophy of religion).


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