Andreas Kelsch

Managing Partner, Consulting & Sales

As an open, extremely communicative, and goal-oriented person, I love the challenges of working in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment and still not losing sight of the big picture.
The knowledge that I have gained from my professional experience has shaped my ability to adapt quickly, think creatively, and work efficiently and effectively.


Work experience

CEO Westend Global GmbH / Istanbul / Skopje / Consulting
October 2018 - today
- consulting for production, procurement, and business development
- Procurement of fabrics for the fashion & sports industry Project
- management and development of an innovative robot with dry ice for washing denim fabrics
- Development of plant culture projects for pharmaceutical extracts

CEO Westend Global GmbH / Istanbul / Skopje / Consulting
June 2006 - September 2018
- Consulting for production, market development, distribution, and sales
- Development and launch of new or existing labels

Brand manager JMS distribution
June 2005 - June 2006
- Responsible for strategic planning, communication, business development, and expansion of streetwear labels textile

Brand manager Protective GmbH
June 2004 - June 2005
- Responsible for distribution and sales, design, and collection development

Area / Key Account Manager US 40 GmbH
October 2003 - June 2004
- Responsible for the development and expansion of the US40 brand in
D / A / CH, dealers & key accounts

Area Manager Quiksilver Europe
August 1999 - October 2003
- Responsible for the sales development and expansion of the Quiksilver brand in Bavaria


Education

Leadership skills, professional qualification course 2021

Change & innovation management, professional qualification course 2020

Technical High School Freiburg
(technical college entrance qualification) 1987-1988

Lessing Realschule Freiburg,
intermediate school leaving certificate 1978-1984