Joachim Buchau

Managing Director International Expansion, Cologne Cologne

Joachim joined Vistra through the merger with Optegra in 2017. He heads up the international Expansion Services in Cologne while his main focus in on inbound business from mainly USA and Israel.

Joachim began his career at EY back in 1986 where he started working as an auditor for international companies like Coca Cola, Elf Aquitaine etc. After his tax consultant exam In the early 90s he switched to BDO where he was promoted as a partner. Besides taking ultimate responsibility for some large group audits like Balcke-Duerr and Honsel, he was active in the training of young professionals in their local training center in Scharbeutz. In 2007 Joachim moved to optegra and cofounded the new optegra in it's recent form in 2009. Within optegra Joachim could utiliSe his international experience and actively promote and develop the former NIS-Global network and expanded Optegr's international client base mainly through US and Israelian sources. Within Vistra Joachim has continued his networking and acquisition activities through the Vistra alliance as a partner in the IES business in Cologne.

Joachim has a Diploma in economics from the University of Cologne and holds either German tax consultant and cpa exam.

His native language is German but he also speaks fluent business English and has some French.

+49 221 800 508 0
+49 163 2811873
Joachim Buchau Vistra Work Phone +49 221 800 508 0
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