Andreas has extensive experience as a moderator of high-level events, panels and broadcasts featuring Heads of States and CEOs.
His background in journalism and business coaching enables him to make complex topics accessible, using simple language and the right touch of humour where appropriate.
Andreas Kleinschmidt delivers keynotes on some of the most relevant topics of our time, for example on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the social impact of technology, coaching or the psychology of stress. He has a reputation as an original and engaging speaker who interacts easily with his audiences, both face to face and online.
Andreas works with senior executives on challenges they face in business and beyond.
These can include the transition into a new role, coping with increased responsibilities, managing relationships inside and outside the office, personal growth, as well as effective communication.
Andreas helps leading decision-makers and executives build and refine their public and media presence, especially during times of increased visibility and for media interviews. He provides group trainings and 1:1 sessions. For select clients he supports strategic communications, messaging and crisis communications work, including CEO positioning.
Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt hosts events and broadcasts, delivers keynote speeches and works as a coach and trainer. He supports and advises startup companies through his work with seed funds in London and Munich.
Previously, he acted as corporate spokesperson and worked on communications for financial transactions with a total deal 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 in Munich, JPMorgan Chase in London and Ogilvy & Mather in New York. One of his passions is modern and classical theatre. He enjoys hiking and cycling.
Andreas studied at Munich University and at the London School of Economics; his dissertations analysed the effects of national shareholder rights on cross-border mergers and acquisitions; reform of license fee funding for public broadcasting; and literary forgery in 18th century Britain. He was trained as journalist at Deutsche Journalistenschule.
„Andreas brings the most complex topics to life in an easy and fun way. With confidence and experience he engages our audiences, including CEOs of large companies, senior politicians and heads of state.“
„During United Nations high-level events in New York, Andreas builds bridges between governments and private sector. He masterfully balances the requirements of protocol with the need for a high level of audience engagement. No topic seems too complex for him to break down in an easy to understand way, for both senior ministers and business leaders from all over the world.“
„Andreas helps us connect with the financial community and international media. As a moderator he translates strategy into plain language, telling the Siemens story effectively and to highly diverse audiences.“