When I joined Montblanc in 2001, after working four years for a fashion brand, I had a very interesting start as an Assistant to the Executive Board. I had plenty of scope to prove my abilities in project management and was able to explore in detail every corner of Montblanc, including Production, Marketing & Sales and all the service departments. From the start, I pursued the objective of changing my focus within this fascinating brand every two or three years. Consequently, I joined the International Sales Department two years later, to develop and implement successfully a strategy for the International Corporate Gift sales channel. In 2005, I had the chance to take over the position of Wholesale Director in our German subsidiary. One of my most interesting assignments in this position was the redefinition and upgrading of our sales strategy in this channel to suit the luxury market. This was crowned by the greatest experience in my career, receiving the Montblanc Star of Excellence, with which I was rewarded in 2008 in front of all my Montblanc colleagues from all over the world, my very own Montblanc family.
"All these friends from every part of the world, all these wonderful stories we share, the great international team spirit and individual drive for excellence are some of the good reasons to come to work every day."
One of my biggest hobbies is luxury watches: their history, their functionality and their fascinating aura in the luxury industry. What a lucky coincidence that watches are today Montblanc’s most important strategic product category! Thus, this is my current challenge: since 2009 I have been working as a Retail Director (again in Germany). My team and I are developing our Montblanc boutiques to be perfect landmarks and brand ambassadors by selling our beautiful and technically sophisticated watches and other high-end products to the most interesting, most demanding and most rewarding group of people: Montblanc customers, Montblanc collectors, Montblanc aficionados!