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nicola buckenmaier

Dr. Nicola Buckenmaier, Director of NEXT SA, is an expert in Strategic Marketing and Project Management. She supports our clients’ journey from vision, throughout gap analysis and strategy development, to execution. Dealing with the tension between expertise and management is a strong passion of hers.

She has 15 years of experience in international cultural management, contract negotiations and financial planning.

As a former professional musician, Nicola gave several concerts as soloist. Concert tours took her as far as South Africa, South East Asia, the US, Canada, and Eastern Europe.

She is a proud mom of two children, hates running, loves historical biographical research and a good glass of wine.


Project Management

▸ Strategic Marketing

Communications & Branding

Controlling & Budgeting

Event Management


▸ PhD and Master degree,
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

▸ DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies),
University of Zurich