Name: Christian Singer
Company: Amer Sports / Wilson
Position: Business Director Wilson Racket & Team Sports Europe, Middle East, Africa
University & degree: MS (Georgia Southern University)
Current home town: Munich
Who/what inspired you to pursue a career in the sporting goods industry?
I love sports and grew up playing tennis and as a result wanted to combine work & hobby into one.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Being in charge for R&T EMEA and seen as the leading person for Wilson Racket & Team in this region.
What does your typical day at Wilson involve?
Analyzing sales numbers, talking with sales & commercial managers, talking to my team on project updates.
What are the most challenging aspects of your job?
Not always being able to react and influence immediately.
What are the most enjoyable aspects of your job?
Working for a great brand in a challenging region.
What tips would you give to graduates wanting to break into the sporting goods industry?
Start early during studies with internships and contacts.
What are the most common mistakes you have seen candidates making when applying to vacancies?
No internship before.
How has elite sport changed since you first entered the industry?
Everything is much faster and more global.
SPORT & LIFE
Favourite sports to participate in:
Favourite sports to watch:
Soccer, Tennis, Ice Hockey
What in your opinion has been the sporting highlight of the past 12 months?
Champions League Final 2012
What will be/is the highlight for you at the London Olympics?
Where did you go for your last holiday?
What piece of technology would you be lost without?