Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt

Director at Rowley Partners – Coach, Communications, Seed Funding

Andreas moderates events, delivers keynote speeches and supports companies and public sector agencies as a coach. He is co-founder and Member of the Board of a Venture Capital seed fund.

Previously, he acted as spokesperson and worked on communications for financial transactions with a total value of US$16bn. He also spent seven years in journalism, as a print and broadcast reporter, receiving the CNN journalist award for his international work. Former employers include Siemens, JPMorgan Chase and Ogilvy & Mather, in Munich, London and New York.

While working as a journalist, he contributed to the business sections of DER SPIEGEL and Bayerischer Rundfunk. He moderated numerous events with CEOs, high level events at the United Nations Headquarters and at the Munich Security conference.

One of his passions is modern and classical theatre. He enjoys travelling and hiking, in particular in Patagonia and the Colombian Andes. He crossed the Alps by mountainbike – riding from Munich to Venice – and enjoys racing bike rides in Bavaria. 

Andreas lives in London. He  studied at Munich University and at the London School of Economics; his dissertation in International Political Economy analyzed the effects of national shareholder rights on cross-border M&A situations. He graduated from Journalism School in Munich. Andreas grew up in Germany but had opportunities to spend time abroad from a young age, including some schooling in France, Italy and China. He is fluent in six languages, including German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.