Lange, who took on the role of Poggenpohl’s managing director in 2021 in the midst of a pandemic, should know. He was in Singapore in July to launch his Poggenpohl display at furniture retailer XTRA’s showroom.
Born in Germany, raised in Taiwan, and then studying international studies and business administration in the United States, Mr. Lange is a true global citizen. Prior to joining Poggenpohl, he held company management positions in the construction and luxury durable goods sectors in various countries, particularly in Asia, and lived in Shanghai for 20 years. Multilingual, Lange speaks Indonesian, Mandarin, Japanese, French, English, and German, and conveys a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and Asian hospitality.
“When I settled in Shanghai in 1997, there was a strong sense of socio-political, historical and economic convergence there at the time. Change is a very important element in my career, so I decided to work in low-tech industries. Throughout my career, I have always been drawn to opportunities for business innovation, whether it’s leveraging advanced technology in the industry, developing new business models for emerging markets, building strong brands across new industries, or transforming. Culture. When you actually start a company, often from scratch, across different categories and cultures, you gain trust in people, you continuously observe and listen to what isn’t being said, you learn wisdom and It allows you to differentiate knowledge and, above all, to act,” Lange said. .