Central Piedmont Community College


[Cpcommunicator] Global Issues Forum 3/20 in Pease

Office of Community Relations Communicator communicator at cpcc.edu
Mon Mar 3 07:39:19 EST 2003
-- From Lynn Moretz

What:  Global Issues Forum,  "Best in the World--Your Global Challenge!" with Mr. Karsten Martens, President/CEO of Montblanc North America.

When:  Thursday, March 20, 2003

Time:  9:30-10:45 am, with reception to follow in Pease Lobby

Where:  Pease Auditorium, Central Campus

Instructors are encouraged to bring their classes. Everyone welcome.
Flyer is at 

Since 1999, Karsten Martens has served as President and CEO., Montblanc North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hamburg-based luxury brand. Martens moved into the position of CEO after three years as Montblanc's European marketing director. 

After working as marketing manager for Cadbury Beverages' European franchises, Martens moved to Montblanc in 1996 with over ten years of international marketing experience. At the central Montblanc offices in Hamburg, he was responsible for marketing and sales for Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East as well as duty free. This responsibility incorporated approximately 60% of the company's global turnover.

Martens' earlier experience includes five years with the Cadbury Schweppes Company. As their marketing manager for European franchises, he was responsible for all soft drink franchises in Italy, Canary Islands, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, some of which were new markets for the company.

Martens is Montblanc's youngest CEO. He holds a master's degree in business economics from Hamburg University in his hometown of Hamburg, Germany. A sports enthusiast, he is competitive in rowing, tennis and soccer, including 10 years in a Hamburg club. An avid traveler for business and pleasure, Martens enjoys keeping in touch with his network of friends around the world. 

--Lynn Moretz

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