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Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath
Director, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Andreas M-S portrait-webBorn in Müster/Westphalia, Andreas studied law and economics in Münster, Freiburg, Bonn and Hamburg.

Following his law degree (state exams with honours), he worked for over 10 years in the US, initially at the EU Delegation to the UN, later as manager for Deutsche Bank New York. After more than seven years with Deutsche Bank, he was assigned to a management position by Daimler-Benz AG Holding Co, New York.

After being promoted to senior management level, Daimler-Benz AG assigned him with posts in Germany in Stuttgart and Berlin, last as head of public relations for a large subsidiary in Berlin. He was then hired by a private bank to head their marketing and PR divisions.

Since August 2003 he assumed the assignment as director and member of the board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the British-German business network organisation with currently over 900 member companies and entrepreneurs from the UK and Germany.

As director of the chamber, he implemented a major restructuring and re-organisation program, resulting in doubling of membership and turnover.

Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath is a licensed lawyer in Berlin and a member of several organisations and clubs.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (BCCG)

BCCG is a privately-funded, non-profit making membership network organisation.

It was founded 1919 in Cologne and 1921 in Hamburg, closed in the early 1930s, and re-established in 1960 in Bonn/Cologne. HM British Ambassador to Germany is patron of the BCCG.

Members of the chamber comprise over 900 professionals and companies, of which approximately 10% enjoy the special membership status “Sustaining Membership”. In addition to that, a number of members (up to the age of 40) have joined the Young BCCG programme. The network consists of about 4,000 personal addressees.

The BCCG also maintains contact with members of all European British Chambers through COBCOE, the Council of British Chambers in Continental Europe, the Chamber’s umbrella organisation.

The BCCG is the largest British Chamber in Europe.