Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Kessler - short biography

Gerhard Kessler is the owner of KesslerConsult, a consulting firm he founded 2002 in Munich, Germany.

He holds a masters degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in communication technology from the University RWTH Aachen.

His professional career started with Rohde & Schwarz, a world leader in Communication and Measurement Technology. He held various positions in sales and marketing and in 1981 became managing director of RSE (Rohde & Schwarz Engineering GmbH).

1987 he joined Advantest Corporation, the Japanese world leader for Semiconductor Test Equipment in their newly established European headquarters in Munich. As President Europe he was in charge of all European operations.

Kessler is a proven entrepreneur. He has an intrinsic sense for business trends at an early stage and is an expert in strategic marketing. He is knowledgeable about Japan and Asia. He has gained a high regard for its culture and is also acquainted with the local business practices.

Since 2002 he supports as Senior Advisor
Germany Trade and Invest (, the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Their mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

He is a member of the industry association
Silicon Saxony ( and supports the Saxony region with his network and experience.

He is also a member of SEMI (, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries.