Dr. Christian Kurtzke
GROUP CEO Together Group
Christian is a passionate, strategic and entrepreneurial executive with 20+ years of international experience - across Europe, Asia (Greater China and Japan), the US and the Middle East. As a visionary CEO for the PORSCHE DESIGN GROUP, the MEISSEN LUXURY GROUP and other organisations, he successfully lead global strategic change & transformation in a variety of industries, with P&L responsibility of over 150 Million Euros and a particular focus on premium & luxury-lifestyle consumer brands - in Sports & Fashion/Couture, Watches & Fine Jewellery, Technical Luxury Accessories and Home Decor, Interiors & Art.
He has a track record in driving substantial performance improvements, turnarounds and complex global change-management projects, strategic brand re-positioning, thereby enhancing profitability of existing business as well as successfully driving business innovation with brand extension and growth into new categories and channels. Christian served as the first president of the German luxury Association, MEISTERKREIS - the German equivalent to Committee Colbert in France, Walpole in the UK and Altagamma in Italy.
As an acknowledged expert and field practitioner he authored and co-authored several books on strategic business transformation, change management and innovation.