Alfred Romann

CEO of Delta Analysis

Alfred Romann - Member of the Business Council for Emerging Markets


Alfred Romann, CEO of Delta Analysis, is a vanguard in the burgeoning fields of data, Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), trade data, and consulting. His unique journey from a storyteller and successful content agency runner to a data and economics enthusiast highlights a passion-driven pivot towards leveraging data to understand and narrate global economic trends accurately. Delta Analysis, under Romann's leadership, epitomizes innovation and dedication to transforming data into actionable insights for companies navigating the complexities of global markets.

Romann's venture into the data industry was fueled by his rich background in journalism across four continents and a keen understanding of economics. This combination of storytelling acumen and economic insight provided the foundation for Delta Analysis, which aims to demystify market trends and data for businesses worldwide. The upcoming launch of their lead product, IQfruits, underscores the company's commitment to delivering comprehensive data solutions, focusing on the global fruit trade to start.

Throughout his career, Romann has been instrumental in spearheading key projects, including IQfruits and various research services to support fundraising efforts. These initiatives reflect Delta Analysis's mission to offer cutting-edge data monetization partnerships and consulting services, powered by advanced data management and analysis capabilities.

As the industry evolves, Romann acknowledges the challenges of navigating an increasingly data-saturated world where technology's rapid advancement contrasts with the growing difficulty of accessing truly useful data. He anticipates a future marked by greater competition, more information, and a shift towards specialized data services as generic offerings become the domain of larger entities with the necessary resources.

Romann's excitement for the future of DaaS and consulting is palpable, especially regarding automation, digital twin technologies, and AI-driven tools. His advice to newcomers in the industry—emphasizing planning, cash flow management, and flexibility—reflects a pragmatic approach to succeeding in a competitive and ever-changing landscape.

In facing setbacks, Romann's strategy is to remain dynamic, engage with his team for solutions, and maintain a forward-thinking mindset, unafraid to pivot when necessary. Inspired by figures like Charles Wheelan, Joseph Stiglitz, and Paul Krugman, he values clean insights derived from data, aiming to emulate their ability to translate complex information into understandable and actionable knowledge.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Romann enjoys snowboarding, cycling, reading science fiction, and gaming. These hobbies offer a glimpse into the multifaceted life of a leader who seamlessly blends data-driven innovation with personal passions, making him a distinctive and influential member of the International Trade Council's Emerging Markets Business Council.