Swarovski , Vice President Retail Architecture CGB
Jochen Schmidt is the Vice President of the Retail Real Estate and Store Development Department at Swarovski AG, a family owned crystal business run by the 5th generation of the Swarovski family.
The Retail Real Estate and Store Development Department is in charge of the retail spaces and looks after the leasing and rental agreements, design and engineering of the architecture concepts in store, purchasing and production of the furniture and displays as well as the construction on-site and the subsequent maintenance. Mr. Schmidt has been with the company for over 9 years in Procurement, Roll-out and Architecture positions and was most recently appointed to the position of Vice President of the Department. Prior to that, he has gained extensive experience in Expansion, Business Development and Sales.
Mr Schmidt holds a degree in foreign trade and wholesale as well as an MBA from the academy of economy and administration in Nurnberg, Germany. He has recently completed a postgraduate course at the International Real Estate Business School in Hamburg as Retail Property Manager which he completed in September 2016.