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Short Bio - Karsten's Profile

Executive 48009

Karsten's Profile

iCEO #48009

Position: COO/Managing Director

Nationality: Germany


Senior Executive with outstanding success in positioning companies for growth and profitability. Proficient in international P&L/general management, operations, global purchasing/sourcing, sales, marketing, product management/private label, supply chain management. Highly skilled in market entry, start ups, turnarounds and business development.

Major Achievements

Improved annual sales in Germany from € 2,1 billion to € 2,3 billion Drove startup in Czech Republic from € 200 million to more than € 800 million annual sales. Implemented import agencies in Guangzhou and Shanghai, doubling import volume up to € 50 million within 3 years. Responsibility for the opening and refurbishing of more than 20 stores (“big boxes”).

Industry Sector Competencies

Consumer Goods

Professional Objectives

Function: CEO, COO, Senior Executive
Sector: Retail
Interim Manager: Yes
Permanent Position: Yes
Operational: Yes
Availability: Full time
Prefered Locations: worldwide except Russia and East Europe

Countries Covered

Czech Republic

Operational Competencies

Business development (Professional)
New product or service launch (Expert)
Geographical expansion (Expert)
Company rescue or turnaround (Expert)



Home Country



Full time




Czech, English, French, German

Management Experience

More than 10 years

Company Size


Interim Manager


Founder or Co-Founder


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