As Manager of Trade and Investment Policy, Andrew Luedders began his career in 1991 at the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. From public relations and press conferences to managing the transatlantic policy debates important to American and German companies, Andrew supported German and American companies engaged in international business. As chief lobbyist, he took on issues small and large, from drivers license regulations for American expats to the future of “Standort Deutschland”. In 1992 Andrew initiated Business Barometer, an annual survey of American companies in Germany regarding business prospects and general conditions in Germany as a business location. Since 2004 the survey is conducted in cooperation between the AmCham Germany and leading international consulting firms. With the reform of the telecommunications landscape in Europe and opening up of new opportunities, Andrew left the American Chamber of Commerce in 1994 to pursue a career in digital communications.