• Born and educated to degree level in Germany, Petra now divides her time between Germany and the UK. She has been active in the fields of international trade and business development for more than 15 years. Through her involvement in numerous private and publicly funded international trade projects, she has assisted enterprises in building alliances and entering new markets. At Europartnerships she has been responsible for business development in the German-speaking countries, international marketing and for managing complex projects, such as trade missions and B2B partnering programmes, where she makes full use of her extensive experience to help connect businesses and build partnerships. In her free time she likes hiking and swimming.