Antonia Zierer, Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria’s West Coast office in San Francisco, is helping US scale-ups enter Europe’s largest market Germany. She has a broad background in international business and economic development. She worked previously as the deputy head of the unit for economic policy in the Bavarian Prime Ministers’ office and as a policy advisor for foreign trade relations with Russia and Central Asia in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant for economic and social policy and gained work experience in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Antonia was born and raised in Bavaria’s capital Munich. She graduated from the University of Passau with degrees in Business Administration and Economics and studied Russian Language and Economics at Moscow State University (GUU) in Russia. She speaks English, Russian and German.