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Stephan Strauss

Stephan has a 30 year global track record in turn-around, transformation, innovation, and growth of service and technology-based businesses in various industries.

As a CEO, senior leader, advisor and consultant, Stephan has worked for leading organizations like Rexel, DB Schenker, ThyssenKrupp, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and UNICEF in Europe, the USA, and APAC. His experience covers industries such as electronics, technology, logistics, wholesale and distribution as well as professional services and NGO environments.

Stephan´s passion is to help build a more sustainable, inclusive, and diverse economy by integrating positive impact on people and the planet with prosperity.

He is the Founder & CEO of the transformation advisory firm Smart-Planet-Ventures, and advises and mentors CEO´s, entrepreneurs, and investors as well as corporations, start-ups, and NGO`s worldwide.

Stephan holds a master’s degree in business administration from the FAU-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as well as senior leadership education from IMD and ESMT