Christoph Gessler

Christoph Gessler

Head of Global Real Estate

Company: C&A Buying GmbH & Co. KG

Dott. Ing. (Civil, Industrial and IT Engineering), MSC (IT specialization), MBA (Finance and Strategy specialization)

Studied in Germany, Italy, Switzerland: Konstanz Technical University HTWG, Leibnitz University Hannover and Milan Bocconi SDA University, IMD business school Lausanne

Christoph has more than 25 years of experience within the European Real Estate and Real Estate finance markets in different real estate industries. He joined C&A as head of real estate in 2010 where he is responsible for the portfolio growth and portfolio management thru Europe for a total of more than 1600 stores and 4 million m2 of GLA incl. 135 group owned prestigious high street and shopping center properties. Previously he worked in similar roles within Europe, Middle East and North Africa for Starbucks, Burger King, Autogrill, UCI and Ribi und Blum where he started his career as head of engineering after the first university degree in Switzerland. He worked in the gas&oil station, shopping center, cinema, travel catering, fast food, coffee and retail clothing real estate industries. 

Hobbies: classic cars (young and old-timer), cigars, cinema and swimming