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Niels Schlesier

Managing Director

Niels Schlesier

Life at FGS Global

Advises clients across different communications disciplines, critical issues, and regions with a particular focus on transactions, strategic positioning, and reputational crises

Life Pre-FGS Global

Spent ten years at Brunswick Group in four offices across Germany and Greater China. Advised on landmark transactions, developed offers, and served as China-Germany link.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Probably spending time with my family (preferably outdoors or travelling), cooking or eating out, or working off calories from the latter, e.g. on a tennis court.

Niels Schlesier is a Managing Director in the Berlin office of FGS Global. He co-leads the local Corporate & Transactions team. As an experienced adviser across various critical issues and industries, Niels partners with clients on ongoing corporate positioning, transactions, complex regulatory hurdles, litigation, and reputational crises, often across borders.

Before joining FGS Global in 2022, Niels spent ten years at Brunswick Group which he split between different offices in Germany and Greater China. At Brunswick, he acted as Germany-China link, helped build and co-led the German FDI practice, and co-developed the offering for high growth companies.

Focused on critical issues, Niels helps companies build and protect their reputation and engage successfully across different stakeholder groups. He advised numerous leading Chinese businesses as they invested, expanded or listed overseas. Landmark projects included e.g. the largest fundraising of a private company, the largest Asian privatization, and the largest Chinese investment into Germany.

Niels studied economics and political science. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics from Barcelona School of Economics. He’s fluent in German, English and French and speaks basic Spanish.

Niels Schlesier