Changemaker & Best-Selling Author
Ilja Grzeskowitz (pronounced Graesch- ko -witz) studied economics with a focus on marketing in Greifswald, Mannheim and Hamburg and started his professional career as the youngest store manager for Germany´s largest retail corporation Karstadt where he was responsible for ten different locations all over Germany. The bestselling author of eight books held guest lecturing positions at the Berlin School of Law and Economics and the SRH University in Berlin and constantly travels the world to research future trends and developments. Known as “Mr. Change”, Ilja believes in change as the catalyst for sustainable growth and flexibility and as means to respond to changing market conditions. As a sought after international keynote speaker, he received the designation as Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association in Phoenix, Arizona on 2016. Among his clients are big brands like Accor, Audi, BASF, BMW, Capri Sun, Daimler, Lufthansa, Nespresso, Pentax, Procter & Gamble, RWE, SWISS, Telekom, Unilever and Zalando, as well as traditional middle sized companies. Together with his family, he lives in Berlin.