DR. ANDREAS KLEINSCHMIDT
Andreas brings his background in journalism, PR and media to Own The Room, helping participants achieve their full potential—from delivering better presentations to communicating more effectively with the press.
As a journalist, Andreas contributed stories to Der Spiegel, German Public Radio and the German edition of the Financial Times. At Siemens, he amplified media coverage and coached C-level executives on communicating with the press. Earlier in his career, he gained finance and advertising experience at JPMorgan and Ogilvy & Mather. He has written speeches for CEOs, moderated events at the United Nations Headquarters, and won the CNN Journalist Award for a radio feature on Russia.
Andreas studied International Political Economy and Journalism in London and Munich, writing his doctoral thesis on literary forgery. He is an avid cycler who once crossed the Alps, traveling from Munich to Venice by bike. He is fluent in 6 languages.
"Andreas is a masterful presenter, prodigious listener, and has an effortless ability to connect with others. During public speaking training he led seasoned professionals effortlessly; simply because they wanted to follow. Andreas was nothing short of inspiring."