Carl Elsener Jr. (born 1958) is a Swiss entrepreneur and, since 2007, CEO of Victorinox AG, a family-owned company that employed 2,000 people worldwide in 2015.[1]

Carl Elsener
Born1958 (age 64–65)
OccupationCEO of Victorinox
SpouseVeronika Elsener

Life edit

Carl Elsener Jr. is the great-grandson of Karl Elsener (1860-1918) and the son of Carl Elsener Sr. (1922-2013). Karl Elsener had opened a factory in Ibach in 1884[2] for the production of knives and surgical instruments,[3] from which the Messerfabrik Victorinox developed.

In October 2000,[4] Elsener founded together with his father and his brother Eduard Elsener as a successor solution, the Victorinox Foundation, to ensure the survival and further prosperity of the family business. The foundation holds 75 percent of the shares of Victorinox AG, another 15 percent belongs to the non-profit Carl u. Elise Elsener-Gut Foundation. The Elsener family owns 10 percent of the shares.[5]

Since 2007, Elsener has led the company as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.[6]

Awards edit

  • 2011 SwissAward, Business category[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Kate Murphy (17 October 2015). "Carl Elsener Jr". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Carl Elsener". The Telegraph. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "The Swiss Army Knife is Headed For the U.S. Army". Warfare History. 11 July 2017. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Victorinox-Stiftung". Moneyhouse. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Stiftung: klare Ziele sichern Zukunft". Swiss Consultants. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Er machte Victorinox zur Weltmarke". Tages Anzeiger. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Carl Elsener Jr. honores with the Swiss Award 2011". APN News. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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