CEO, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
“I have always been passionate about entertainment and commerce. Ready to put all my energy in working with the 6,500 ProSiebenSat.1 creators to chart an exciting future. Focus on our viewers / consumers and entertaining, informing and delighting them. Empower the creators. Accelerate digital transformation across the three pillars. Turn all this into healthy growth and returns for our shareholders.”
Max Conze, born in 1969 in Bielefeld, has been CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE since June 1, 2018. Previously, Conze headed Dyson Ltd. as CEO from 2011 to 2017. Underpinned by his core beliefs of relentless dissatisfaction with the status quo and customer centricity, he transformed Dyson into a global technology leader. During his leadership, Conze quadrupled revenues and earnings (£ 3.5bn revenues / £ 801m EBITDA in 2017) and grew the business from 2,500 employees to 10,000 across 70 countries.
From 1993 to 2010, Max Conze worked at Procter & Gamble in general management and marketing roles across Germany, Europe, US and China. From 2007 through 2010, he was responsible for the German, Austrian and Swiss Beauty & Grooming businesses as well as developing new global beauty categories.
He studied Business Administration at the Columbus State University (Abbott Turner School of Business), had a brief stint as lieutenant in the German Army jumping out of planes and is a frequent global speaker on technology and leadership.
Max Conze enjoys spending his leisure time horse riding and alpine skiing with his two children.