Nicola Michels

Senior Manager & Consultant

Nicola is a seasoned economic development professional with over 20 years of experience spanning three continents. She started out her career in South Africa as a Trade Association Executive in Cape Town representing 750 German, Austrian and Swiss companies as well as the Leipzig Trade Show in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nicola then spent 15 years in the United States working for the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York City.  In her last role she was Vice President. After moving back to Germany in 2016, Nicola Michels worked independently  with The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and served as European Representative of the State of New Jersey. Before joining AHP International as Senior Manager & Consultant she collaborated with AHPI on numerous projects such as the German Government Market Entry Program (MEP) for German SMEs exploring new markets abroad.
Nicola Michels studied in Germany and the U.K. and holds a Master’s degree in Communication Science. She is a dual German American citizen and fluent in German and English, speaks French and basic Spanish.

Nicola is a Senior Manager and works closely with Linda von Delhaes-Guenther and Stefan Peikert in running the AHPI Group. 

Focus of activities: Internationalization, corporate consulting, public trade promotion, capacity Building

Project languages: German, English

Location: Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 4036876-53

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