Team

Our Consultants

The team of consultants at AWB Consulting is broadly based and combines different educational backgrounds and professional experience from many areas of business, administration and consulting. With a view to the practical implementation of customs and export control in the company, methodology and feasibility, we advise our customers in a partnership and result-oriented manner in order to achieve the set goals together.

Frank Görtz

Managing Director

Frank is a true practitioner and started his career at OTTO Versand at an early age as Head of Customs. After moving to Lufthansa’s management, he was responsible for customs, export control and foreign trade worldwide in various divisions. In addition, he worked as a stakeholder for various associations both in Brussels and in Berlin, including as head of the customs working group at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the European Airline Association. Since 2012, he has also been active on the board of the European Forum for Foreign Trade, Customs and Excise Duties. His focus is on international customs and export control process management, including management tasks.

Michael Tomuscheit

Managing Director

Michael knows the perspectives of industry, customs administration and consulting: After completing his studies at the Federal University of Public Administration in Münster/Westphalia, Michael began his professional career in the senior service of the German customs administration and at the same time expanded his education by studying business law at the University of Saarland. After working as a customs officer, Michael advised national and international companies as Senior Manager of the customs consulting practice at Deloitte and Ernst & Young on all questions of customs, excise tax and foreign trade law as well as on the implementation of customs and customs IT projects. As Trade Compliance Manager at Intel and Senior Manager in Customs Strategy and Governance at the BMW Group, his work focused on international project management in all areas of customs and export control law, the development and implementation of process and organizational structures, risk management systems and the implementation of customs and export control IT systems.

Christopher Sievers

Senior Manager

Christopher comes from entrepreneurial practice and started his professional career at the BMW Group as a consultant in the division of customs strategy and foreign trade. As head of the central EMEA & governance customs function at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Christopher was then able to expand his portfolio with operational responsibility in various areas of EU customs law. His focus is on international customs project management and the implementation and further development of customs IT systems.

Katharina Schmidt

Senior IT- und Prozessconsultant

Katharina has a great passion for IT and processes. With her expertise in the domain of customs and export control, she acts with full dedication as an interface between the IT and specialist departments of the world, with the aim of successfully implementing defined requirements. The combination of industry experience (including automotive, luxury foods), many years of experience as a consultant, in-depth knowledge and, above all, fun in foreign trade topics, makes Katharina the ideal partner by your side.

Dominik Organistka

Senior IT- und Prozessconsultant

Dominik started his professional career in the higher service of the customs administration. After his studies at the Federal University for Public Administration in Münster / Westphalia, he worked as a clerk for energy and electricity tax, as a clearance officer at the Garching-Hochbrück customs office and most recently for several years as an auditor for import trade and preference audits at the main customs office in Munich. Since 2022, he has been advising clients on topics in the domains of customs, foreign trade and excise tax law. He is also a lecturer at the AWA Foreign Trade Academy.

Christoph Nuschko

Consultant

Christoph worked at the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export (BAFA) in the department of European Union outreach projects on export control topics such as licensing procedures, risk management or ICP, but also on related topics such as customs and illegal arms trade. At BAFA, he also gained experience in the approval departments for dual-use goods and conventional armaments. With a political science background, he also has a focus on supply chains and compliance with human rights and sustainability measures.

Fabian Jodl

Spezialist

Fabian began his professional career as a customs officer. After completing his apprenticeship in the middle service of the customs administration, he was responsible for various customs procedures and clearance issues in the area of the main customs office in Augsburg for several years. Since 2021, he has been advising companies on all aspects of customs and preferential law. His focus is on process consulting, the introduction and optimization of customs procedures and supplier declaration management.

Wilhelm Gross

Senior Specialist

Wilhelm started his professional career as a technical officer in the German Air Force, where he studied mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace technology. After his time in the German Armed Forces, he was able to expand and consolidate his knowledge and experience in the internationally active Howmet Fastening Systems Group as Head of Operations, Head of Internal Sales, Key Account & Customer Service Manager and, most recently, as Manager Import/Export Compliance in the operational area. Wilhelm’s main focus is on export classification and classification of goods, customs procedures and export control as well as the implementation and optimization of process and organizational structures and compliance programs.