Dr Andreas Baumgartner is the Managing Director of The Metis Institute. As an economic development expert, he is a strong believer in the importance of
efficient and effective economic dispute resolution, as major enabler of economic growth and a key factor in attracting and retaining international investor as well as local business confidence.

Starting his career in politics and at an international law firm, Andreas spent nine years at McKinsey & Company, before joining the Office of Tony
Blair/Tony Blair Associates, in charge of government advisory activities across the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond. In 2017/2018, he acted as Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Authority of the Dubai International Financial Centre, with a particular focus on strategic priorities, international outreach and advisory activities. Leaving the Dispute Resolution Authority, he co-founded The Metis Institute. In addition, Andreas is a director of StIR
StrategyImpactReputation FZE, providing strategy and delivery advice as well as training and coaching to government and private sector clients. He also
sits on various advisory boards and counsels around the world.

Andreas is a graduate of the University of Vienna, Austria, with PhDs in law and in economic/social sciences. In addition to corresponding master degrees (law; international business administration), he holds a master degree in political science and the European Master of Business Sciences degree.

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