16th June 1966 in Hamburg
+6 03 9235 1800/10
For many years the Economist has been actively providing consultation to small and medium-sized companies with regard to market entry strategies into the Asian markets. The consultation areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, market surveys, joint venture negotiations using market access facilitation techniques, conferences, seminars, workshops, and various match-making initiatives as well as training workshops for clients/partners.
Extensive experience in the Event- and Project Management business was accumulated through years of assuming leading roles in a number of large projects, e.g. EUProjects, Techno German Exhibitions and managing entrepreneurial as well as high-ranking official delegations to many countries in the Asian region.
Thomas Brandt is an author of five books, three of them having achieved bestseller status: “Business in Indonesia – The Cultural Key to Success”, “Asia in Those Days” and “China in Those Days”. His evening shows were held around the globe and have attracted a large number of participants. He is a recognized speaker at symposia, workshops and seminars on doing business in Asia, especially on intercultural topics. He also has a passion for Green Technology and Renewable Energies.
Macroeconomics studies in Hamburg
Attached to the Hamburg Institute of Research of Economics, (HWWA), contract work alongside academic course
Deputy General Manager with the MalaysianGerman Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Head of “German Business Pool”
Geschäftsführer of the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (MGCC)
General Manager (stellvertretender Geschäftsführer) of the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry/AHK Malaysia
Thomas Brandt’s masterpiece “China in Those Days” was published before the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. Brandt solidified his position as a specialist on China and Overseas Chinese with his fourth volume having achieved bestseller status prior to its first print run. It was partnered and preordered by over 75 well-known corporations from China, Chinese overseas entrepreneurs in countries in SEA as well as partners in Europe.
Publication of “Asia in Those Days” after a seven-year research period. 70% of the printed circulations were preordered before print. Among the official partners and supporters of the book were Citibank, Nokia, several Dutch corporations and the whole German elite of multinational corporations, e.g. Siemens, Deutsche Bank, DaimlerChrysler, Schenker, Lufthansa, BASF, Beiersdorf, Schering, amongst others.
(badminton, jogging, golf)
A few years of professional badminton playing and coaching.
Overall close to 150 presentations on topics regarding management and the Asian markets, were conducted in Germany, Europe and Asia. Ministries, Associations & Business Clubs, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Enterprises organized these events
Brandt is a well-known and recognized speaker at symposia, workshops and seminars in Asia. For several years he conducted CTRE training on various history topics for the Kuala Lumpur Tour Guide Association.