Dr Andreas Klasen is a thought leadership driven academic and senior adviser working at the intersection of scholarly research, education and consultancy.
He is Professor of International Business at Offenburg University and Honorary Research Associate in the Oxford Smith School at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, he leads the Innovation and Knowledge Hub supporting the UN-convened Net-zero Export Credit Alliance (NZECA). Andreas Klasen has also served as Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow at several other universities, including Bayes Business School, City, University of London, the University of St.Gallen and Durham University.
His research focuses on global economic governance, trade policy and export strategies, as well as export, development and climate finance. He has made significant contributions to academic literature, with publications such as „The Handbook of Global Trade Policy“ and contributions to works including “The Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Management“. He regularly speaks at international conferences and fora such as COP, G7, G20, the EU, the OECD and the WTO, was invited to give expert evidence to the UK Parliament and has long lasting experience as an economic adviser in WTO disputes.
Professor Klasen advises governments, development banks, export-import banks, export credit agencies and innovation funds on industrial and climate policy, innovation and export strategies, and financing instruments. Clients include the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Dutch Ministry of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), Finnvera in Finland, NEXI in Japan, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Bank Group.
Prior to his academic career, Andreas Klasen had a significant presence in industry. He was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany, where he also served as PwC’s Economics & Policy Leader, and as Co-Head and Managing Director of Germany’s official export credit agency. Furthermore, his career includes roles as Head of Guarantees and Export Finance at Airbus Group (ex EADS) and Vice President of the Berne Union.
Andreas Klasen was educated at Leibniz University Hannover, Northumbria University and the University of St Andrews, studying law, business and theology and receiving his doctoral degree in finance.