WAVTEQ is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Knight as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for driving forward WAVTEQ’s business development and commercial activities.
Chris has nearly 15 years of FDI consulting and sales experience, most recently as Global Sales Director of fDi Intelligence, Financial Times, where he headed-up the commercial activities of its fDi portfolio including, fDi Magazine, fDi Events, fDi Markets and fDi Benchmark.
With overall responsibility for the sales, marketing and commercial partnerships of WAVTEQ, Chris will play a key role in meeting the company's rapid expansion goals as well as building on the firm's reputation for service and delivery to its clients. As CCO, Chris will play a key role in overseeing WAVTEQ’s R&D activities to align it's current and future product portfolio with client needs.
The move to WAVTEQ further strengthens WAVTEQ’s technology and commercial partnership with the Financial Times, with Chris taking over management of WAVTEQ’s fDi Intelligence sales franchise, which will now also cover the U.K. and US markets.
Dr Henry Loewendahl, Founder & CEO of WAVTEQ, said “We are absolutely delighted that Chris has joined WAVTEQ as Chief Commercial Officer. As one of the most outstanding young professionals in the field of FDI and economic development with a second to none track record in the industry, Chris brings to WAVTEQ the dynamism and commercial skills needed to succeed in our mission to become the world’s leading provider of FDI data, technology and consulting solutions.”
Chris Knight added “l am very excited to be leading the drive to develop WAVTEQ’s business globally. The WAVTEQ brand has been growing from strength to strength and our team has a great track record of product development, thought leadership, and delivering FDI successes for our clients. My job is to get the message out there and ensure that WAVTEQ fulfils its growth potential while maintaining the strongest possible customer focus. I look forward to being out on the road and meeting investment promotion agencies and economic development organisations who are interested in using our portfolio of products and services to attract more FDI."
The World’s #1 Foreign Direct Investment Consulting Group
WAVTEQ is a pioneering data, technology and consulting company with a mission statement to make the global FDI market more efficient by connecting companies with locations worldwide and encourage sustainable investment through our lead generation and research services.
We have worked with over 300 investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and economic development organizations (EDOs) providing data and technology solutions and lead generation, strategy, marketing and training services to attract inward investment. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and site selection firms also subscribe to our data products to inform corporate location decisions.
WAVTEQ was established in Hong Kong in 2010 and has grown rapidly to become the largest FDI consulting team in the industry with 75 specialist FDI consultants in 10 countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Spain, UK, and USA). Nearly two thirds of companies that have invested overseas in the last 15 years are headquartered in these countries. Our offices are ideally located to effectively target over 85% of companies worldwide currently considering FDI.
WAVTEQ is the world’s leading developer of FDI databases and tools and is at the forefront of knowledge on FDI and investment promotion (see www.wavteq.com/publications). WAVTEQ is also the exclusive consulting, technology and sales partner of fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd.