Petra Chequer is an empowering strategist, innovative thinker and global connector. She is a German native, but has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Australia before moving to the United States.
Throughout her career Petra’s primary interests have been business development, strategic alliances and cross-cultural communication. She was fortunate to apply her passion to the tourism, finance, telecommunications and the software industry working with clients such as Latitudes France, Deutsche Bank, Siemens and Digital Equipment. She was also instrumental in helping the Aluminum Company of America expand their Automotive Division throughout Europe by working closely with the executive teams at Audi, Renault, Mercedes and Ferrari. Currently Petra is focusing on growing the unique and diverse Alliance community of executives and creating local and global connections to empower its members.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Petra was President of Chequer Consulting assisting companies and their leaders in developing growth strategies and penetrating national and international markets. The company provided its clients with a deep understanding of the respective local markets and business practices as well as establishing valuable strategic alliances.
Petra attended the University of Passau (Germany) and the University of East Anglia (UK) where she majored in French and English Literature and Linguistics. She subsequently graduated from the Language Academy of the City of Munich in French Economics. She also holds diplomas from the University of Cambridge, Le Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris and L’Universite di Perugia per Stranieri. She is an avid learner and is always looking for opportunities to expand her knowledge in business strategy, leadership development, global communication and innovation.
Petra is a travel fanatic and outdoor sports enthusiast and has recently discovered her passion for the game of golf.