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nicola buckenmaier

Dr. Nicola Buckenmaier, Director of NEXT SA, is responsible for Finance & Controlling leveraging her many years of experience in contract negotiations and financial planning. She also contributes her expertise  in strategic marketing and market intelligence. 

She has more than 10 years of experience in international cultural management and holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies from the University of Zurich.

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 and Canada, and Eastern Europe.

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


▸ Public Relations

▸ Strategic Marketing

▸ Corporate Communications

▸ Research Tactics

▸ Competitor Intelligence

▸ Stakeholder Engagement


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

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