Investment specialists, Germany

 

Stefan Augustin - Country Manager, Frankfurt

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 - Investment Director, Frankfurt

Tel: +49 69 9055 8204

Simone Greulich has been in the role of Investment Director with responsibility to attract, promote and facilitate investment from Europe into Australia as well as R&D collaborations. Working with international strategy and corporate development executives at large, medium sized and emerging growth companies, her current focus is on the German-speaking markets & the Netherlands across innovation-driven sectors such as Digital Technologies & ICT and Smart Cities & Urban Mobility.

Prior to joining Austrade in November 2006, Simone worked as Marketing Executive for the Australian subsidiary of a German company in Melbourne, with key focus on strategic marketing, business development and project management.

Xavier Philipona - Senior Investment Manager, Zurich

Tel: +41 (0)43 456 2560

Xavier is managing the country for the Swiss investment to Australia with a particular focus on Financial Services, Life Sciences, Engineering & Machinery, Food & Drink, and on the technologies that support these “traditional” industries.

Prior to his position of Senior Investment Manager at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Xavier worked 7 years for UK Trade & Investment at the British Embassy Berne. Before that, he held several positions as Business Analyst or Marketing Specialist in the Life Sciences industry in Switzerland.

Xavier has a Master degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, with a specialisation in competitiveness.

Ozgur Tuna - Senior Investment Manager, Frankfurt

Tel: +49 69 9055-8114

Ozgur Tuna is a Senior Investment Manager at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in Frankfurt since February 2017. He has over 10 years of consultancy experience covering FDI promotion, export promotion, market research, partner/distributor/agent search or custom tailored research activities in a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Austrade’s Frankfurt office, Ozgur worked for Austrade in Istanbul, Turkey and Johannesburg, South Africa. Ozgur also worked for UK Trade and Investment in Istanbul, Turkey office between 2005 and 2011.

Ozgur currently promotes Australia as an investment destination to German, Dutch and Austrian companies. The areas of responsibility for Ozgur are renewable energy, agribusiness and food, infrastructure and financial services sectors. Ozgur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ankara University in Turkey and a Master of Science degree from Seattle Pacific University in the USA.

Andreas Seidel - Investment Manager, Frankfurt

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.

Johanna Harvey - Investment Manager, Frankfurt

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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