Andreas Schwer is a German manager. He is CEO of the state arms and military manufacturere SAMI of Saudi Arabia.
Andreas Schwer lived in Meersburg on Bodensee until his move to SAMI. In Meersburg he was involved in as an organist in the Catholic parish of Mariä Heimsuchung.
Schwer initially worked for the armaments division of Airbus. From 2012 to 2017 he was with Rheinmetall and board-member of the combat system division of Rheinmetall International. He supported the export of combat tanks to Turkey. The German government stopped and banned all arms exports to the regime in Riyadh in 2018 because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Although Schwer could switch to Saudi Arabian Military Industries.
Under the co-responsibility of Schwer SAMI aims to take over for a billion US dollars the South African armaments company Denel; including its shares in a joint venture with Rheinmetall. Rheinmetall production facilities in South Africa and Italy continue to supply SAMI with ammunition. According to Stern worth more than 100 million euros per year.
The hiring of Schwer by SAMI as a top manager was with topic at a "small request" (Kleine Anfrage) of the member of Bundestag Sevim Dağdelen, Christine Buchholz, Klaus Ernst, Heike Hänsel, Andrej Hunko, Zaklin Nastic, Eva-Maria Schreiber, Kirsten Tackmann, Kathrin Vogler, Hubertus Zdebel and the parliamentary party Die Linke entitled "The Promised Export Stop of German Armaments to Saudi Arabia and the Role of Rheinmetall".