Thim is the managing director and head of the BDG organization. He is an expert on the German market, develops sustainable strategies and co-ordinates the team and partners. Contact Thim here
Jörg has over 20 years of experience in successfully bringing foreign clients onto the the German market and is our expert for the search of distributors for a swift and efficient market launch. He operates from Hamburg and is known for a sharp definition of target groups and superb results.
Lis has advised Danish companies focussing on research of client groups, professional matchmaking as well as marketing. With an extensive knowledge of German culture and much know-how in several industries, Lis has accompanied numerous Danish companies in setting up their activities in Germany.
Manager Press and PR
Emma Starrs handles BDG's press and PR activity and has over 14 years' experience in leading agency, press office and in house roles.
Tobias Tanner is a recognized thought leader on lifestyle & luxury experiences. He is founder of the Valise Society, a private members association which serves leaders of the Creative Class. Tobias has lived over 15 years between NYC, Geneva and Berlin. He began his career at Universal Music Group (Verve Records) and is a co-founder and former president of Jazz label ObliqSound.
Daniel was born in England but has lived in Germany for 19 years. He is an experienced expert for sales
and representing foreign companies in Germany. Daniel is a keen sportsman, has an MBA and is someone who loves to take on a challenge.
Senior Sales Consultant
Matthias Hansen has spent more than 20 years in Business Development, Sales and Marketing in executive roles with multinationals in Germany and Europe. Today, he is a well-repected consultant and interim manager to foreign companies in Germany. His set of expertise includes b2b Sales and Business Development as well as the recruitment of executives and experts.
Ms Mantei-Bellingen is an expert in communication and prepares meetings and negotiations with German companies and organizations for our foreign clients. She takes care of back office correspondence and decides how to get the right contact persons identified and is well-connected.
With a great passion for communication Stephanie Gans is an expert for finding the right words and shaping the messages and advantages of a client's product. She knows which questions to ask and is always strongly focussed on what she does. Besides her interest for 'the Art of communcation', she is active in the field of classic Arts and has consulted and done foundraising in this area.
Ramanujan is our representative in Bengaluru, India. With an entrepreneurial background, he understands the needs of Indian companies that wish to expand their businesses globally and especially to Germany. He is an educated engineer and also holds and MBA.
Sita Schubert is the managing director of COMM-OP Europe, a company specialized in introducing foreign companies and their products into the German healthcare market. With her legal degree and broad commercial and regulatory experiences as well as her membership in different national and international associations, she managed to establish a broad network of stakeholders in science, business and payers. Together, Ms. Schubert and the team of BDG are developing tailor-made solutions for a successful entrance in Germany.
Klaus Piske has more than 25 years of experience in international direct marketing, list broking and database management with extensive knowledge of the German and European direct mail market.
Working in the past for well-known German consulting companies, he enriches the BDG team with his extensive expertize in the field of planning and implementing direct marketing campaigns within Germany and the whole DACH region.
The managing shareholder of Adams/Hess - Brand Consultants - GmbH offers many years of extensive experience specifically in the development of positioning and strategies for brands of world renown. Herbert Adams is a recognized specialist of brand management.
The managing shareholder of Adams/Hess - Brand Consultants - GmbH Gerhard Hess has intensive and long-standing experience in brand creation for international companies and is a recognized expert of brand management.
Gabriele Haubitz is our representative in France and has over 10 years of experience in successful export consultancy of French companies of various sectors and industries. As a German living in France, she understands all cultural differences and is also able to moderate between the same.
A long-standing expert in process management, Volker is a recognized professional in his field and has impressive credentials and experience working with many German SME's. Volker holds a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and alongside his work at BDG, he is also the managing director of a successful consultancy in Cologne.
Our quality manager is an expert in processes and and organizational development. He takes care of the ongoing implementation of DIN ISO 9001:2015 and has a broad experience in assisting SMEs in growing towards efficiency and client-orientation.
An IT and process specialist, Jeremy advises the BDG organization on all IT issues and is also our contact for the management of websites, hosting and CMS.
Online Marketing Advisor
Mr. Sönke Neise is the Managing Director of 'von Elbstein' and CEO of the sunrise design ohg since 1998. He has extensive experience in various fields including project management, web-development and online marketing. He is a Google certified Top Contributor and will support BDG as Online Marketing and SEO Advisor.
Kristin has been a member of our team for many years and is our specialist for graphic design and print. Production of brochures or development of smart graphical elements such as icons or presentations are her speciality!
Annika joined the BDG team in 2015, while still finishing up her master’s degree in business administration. With her strong analytical mind, she is responsible for conducting market analyses and the conception of advertising material. Annika has experience in working as a consultant, project manager and design thinking coach.