Nikolaus Buch advises economic development and investment promotion agencies on intelligence and strategy issues. Furthermore, he has a broad consulting experience in international market entry strategies for SMEs. Nikolaus founded AT Consult in New York City in 1996. In 2001 he initiated a consulting partnership in Vienna, Austria. Since then, and together with strategic partners, an international consulting network has been created, covering the world's most important locations (North America, Europe, South East Asia, India and China). Nikolaus holds a master's and a PHD from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Prior to starting his own company, he worked for the German media group Bertelsmann. He also publishes books on international business development and marketing.