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Senior Strategy Advisor 

Volker U. Friedrich The academic credentials of Volker are in the field of international economics. He received his MSc in Economics in 1991 and worked as Assistant Professor in International Economics at the University of Duisburg from 1991-1993. As of 2015 Volker is teaching INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS and INTERNATIONAL ECONMICS as assistant professor at the University of Berlin/Germany. Volker U. Friedrich has more than 25 years of experience in international industry and trade. He is the founder of GBP International. Presently having a well-established management and business consulting firm with activities in and clients from Europe and across Asia Pacific. A wide partner network in the metropolitan cities of Asia is one of the key strengths of the GBP Network. GBP mainly serves European clients which require support in their business operations in Asia and coaches’ Asian companies on their way to Europe. As Managing Director of GBP International, Volker has served companies from across many industries in various activities mainly market entry and strategy, M&A, business planning and setting up local entities, relocation of production etc.The key industry sectors have been Machinery & Engineering, Civil Construction, Project Development Companies, Steel Industry, Oil & Gas Industry, Petrochemical Industry, ICT Industry, Telecom Industry, and Consulting Businesses. Volker has worked for 10 years for the German industrial group Klöckner & Co (between 1983 and 1996) in the industrial contracting business (today RWE and MAN Group respectively). Already in 1987 Volker spend a full year in Mumbai as part of his traineeship and was involved in building the Nhava Sheva Harbor in Mumbai.

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