Professor Andreas Klasen
Dr Andreas Klasen is full Professor of International Business at Offenburg University and Head of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) teaching courses on international financial management, international trade law and qualitative methods. His research focuses on trade policy and export finance, innovation and economic development. He is also Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, Senior Honorary Fellow in the Global Policy Institute at Durham University, and an ICC Germany National Committee Member.
He advises Governments, Innovation Agencies, ECAs, Exim-Banks and Multilateral Development Banks on strategy, trade and innovation policy as well as financial
instruments. For example, he supported the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank as well as the European Investment Bank, and is supporting
public organisations on benchmarking, establishment, implementation and enhancement of export and innovation financing instruments. He has long lasting
experience in WTO trade disputes.
Until 2015, Andreas was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and PwC’s Economics & Policy leader, serving also as Co-Head and 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. Professor Klasen also served as the Vice President of the Berne Union.