Vogler Economic Development Consultants



Our strength is the interdisciplinary and international experience of our team, with backgrounds in economics, business planning and administration, marketing, event management and architecture. All our consultants combine project experience in OECD and developing countries. We also cooperate with a network of other consulting firms to complement competencies and capabilities.

Björn Vogler

has 25 years of international experience as consultant and trainer in EU, transition and developing countries. He combines technical expertise in investment, industrial and innovation policy with extensive experience in the areas of facilitation and capacity development. His project experience comprises more than 200 short-term and long-term assignments. In international cooperation projects, he has assisted governments and agencies amongst others in Albania, Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Tunisia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan in reforming their programmes and institutional structures.

Alessa Kalker

is a consultant with a broad academic and practical background in development economics. At Vogler EDC she focuses on development strategies for transition countries and industrial policy in German Federal States. She is actively involved in research on economic zones, technology parks and green economy. Before joining Vogler EDC she gained experience in export promotion in a GIZ programme in Tunisia. The programme provided support to local companies in reaching new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this experience, she graduated from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne with a Master’s degree in Development Economics.

Felix Kalvelage

has more than 8 years of professional experience in regional development, business promotion, and international development cooperation. His expertise includes strategic location development, regional innovation promotion, stakeholder engagement and project management, with broad practical experience gained in the German capital region. Additionally, he has worked internationally as a consultant in Sino-German development cooperation, facilitating bilateral knowledge exchange on urban development, structural change, and economic transformation.

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