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Stefan Augustin - Country Manager, Frankfurt

Stefan Augustin

Tel: +49 69 9055 8103

Since 2011 Stefan Augustin has been the Team Leader and Manager of the Frankfurt marketing and investment team.

Stefan commenced working for Austrade in 2005 and worked as a Business Development Manager on trade promotion in the food and beverage, consumer products and clean energy sector. In 2009 Stefan started working as an Investment Manager promoting investment opportunities to European companies active in the clean energy and environment sector as well as advanced manufacturing segment with a particular focus on rail and automotive. His main focus area now is on the promotion of Australia as an innovation hub to foreign companies.

Before he joined the investment function at Austrade he worked as a Business Development Manager in export promotion for the same organisation. Main focus sectors were food and beverages, consumer products as well as clean tech. Prior to this role he worked for various international governmental organisations in trade and investment promotion.

He studied business at the University for Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany and in Tralee, Ireland.

Simone Greulich - Senior Investment Manager, Frankfurt

Simone Greulich

Tel: +49 69 9055 8204

Simone Greulich has been in the role of Investment Manager with responsibility to attract, promote and facilitate investment from Europe into Australia as well as R&D collaborations since November 2006. Her current focus is on the German-speaking markets, the Netherlands, and key sectors such as ICT, Innovation and Clean Energy (primarily Energy Efficiency and Green Buildings), though other industries have been covered in the past.

Prior to joining Austrade, Simone worked for the Australian subsidiary of a German company in Melbourne. She has experience in strategic marketing and customer relationship management and was in charge of campaigns, events, database, project management and business development.

She studied European Business and Technology (Business Engineering) at the University of Applied Sciences in Reutlingen, Germany, and the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris, France, and graduated with a German and French degree in Business Administration. A native German speaker, Simone is also fluent in English and French.

Andreas Seidel - Investment Manager, Frankfurt

Andreas Seidel

Tel: +49 69 9055 8113

Andreas Seidel joined Austrade in 2001 and worked in a variety of business development roles. His investment focus covers the areas of mining, oil and gas and their respective supply chains. In addition he looks after rare earths and nanotechnologies.

Nur Sidki Gomez - Investment Manager, Frankfurt

Nur Sidki Gomez

Tel: +49 69 9055 8114

Nur Sidki Gomez joined the Austrade Frankfurt team in October 2011 as Investment Manager with responsibility to attract, promote and facilitate investment from Europe into Australia, focusing on German-speaking markets, Denmark, and key sectors such as Life Sciences, Agrifood Technologies, Tourism Infrastructure and Innovation. Prior to joining Austrade, Nur worked for the Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) industry as Business Development Manager and was responsible for developing and fostering relationships with key decision-makers at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Before she moved to Germany, Nur supervised a team of six as head of an AgBiotech start-up in Australia based in Brisbane, where she was responsible for new business development and expansion of export in key market regions (Asia, Europe, America and Africa) as well as actively representing the biotech sector of the State of Queensland in many trade events. As Commercial Officer at the Spanish Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, she developed export and investment strategies for Spanish companies seeking to enter Eastern European markets by liaising with private and public sector institutions.

Nur studied European Business and International Management at the Rotterdam Business School, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the Cámara de Comercio e Industria Madrid, Spain. She speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, French and conversational Bulgarian.

Johanna Harvey - Investment Manager, Frankfurt

Johanna Harvey

Tel: +49 69 9055 8118

Johanna first joined Austrade in Frankfurt in October 2009. Her role was primarily focused on promoting Australia as a foreign direct investment location to German, Swiss and Austrian financial services companies. Between March – November 2011, Johanna worked for the State of Victoria Europe team in Frankfurt as Trade and Investment Manager across the priority sectors of automotive, small technologies, advanced materials and food. Johanna re-joined the Austrade team in December 2011 in her pervious role as investment manager but with new areas of responsibility. She now works in the fields of advanced materials (carbon fibre), major infrastructure and infrastructure financing.

Prior to her joining Austrade in 2009, Johanna worked for a UK based consultancy which specialises in business information to government agencies, specifically in foreign direct investment attraction and trade promotion.

Johanna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester, UK. She is fluent in English and is a native German and Polish speaker.

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