Achim Hartig

Achim Hartig

Managing Director of Germany Trade and Invest - GERMANY

Achim Hartig is Managing Director with Germany Trade & Invest. He is heading the "Invest" segment being responsible for attracting foreign direct investments to Germany. Germany Trade & Invest identifies and consults companies of all industries across the world that intend to set up business in Europe and support German companies to expand internationally. Before he worked as executive partner with a strategy consulting company of an international merchants bank. Achim was responsible for an international project portfolio in Retail Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Banking covering Europe and Asia. Prior to this he worked as executive partner of Bloom Lensington, an international management and strategy consulting company. As head of investment controlling for the Senate of the Federal State of Berlin, Achim was responsible for the financial and strategic governance of selected Berlin public companies. Before, he worked as Senior Manager with an international strategy consulting company where he was responsible for projects in strategy development mergers & acquisitions and restructuring a.o. for major European players in the Telecommunications, Retail and Financial Services Industry. Achim studied music, musicology and culture and media management in Berlin and economics and business administration in London where he received his MBA in European Management.

All Sessions by Achim Hartig

Day 1 - FDI April 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

GERMANY: Germany – Industrial tradition with a green and sustainable future


Germany is a world-renowned business and manufacturing location. From its celebrated automotive industry, through chemicals and engineering, to Industrie 4.0, Germany has consistently been at the forefront of technological leadership. Now feted as a global powerhouse for innovation, Germany is embracing new industries, such as the digital economy, quickly converting the country into one of the world's leading hubs for digital innovation. In order to meet the worldwide challenges of climate change and implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the German government has also set up ambitious goals for the transformation of the economy towards green technology, renewable energy and sustainability. This offers great investment opportunities for companies from the greentech, cleantech and energy transition sectors. With a world-class infrastructure, premium R&D capabilities, a skilled and flexible labor force and a national strategy geared towards innovation, Germany is your place to invest.