Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Kolisch


Angestellt, Director Marketing, Digital & e-Commerce, Severin Elektrogeräte GmbH

Abschluss: MBA, ESADE Business School

Sundern, Germany

About me

All things digital. Almost. Passion for innovation, technology and change. Driven by opportunities digitization holds for organizations, business models, products and services. Experienced in large corporate settings up to C- and boardroom-level, on the investor’s side, both venture capital and corporate, and as an VC-backed entrepreneur and founder. Holding an MBA from ESADE Business School, Barcelona (Spain), ranked #8 globally and #6 in Europe by the Financial Times, and a German Diploma in Business Engineering from the University of Media, Stuttgart (Germany).


All things digital. Almost.


Professional experience for Alexander Kolisch

  • Current 2 years, since Jan 2021

    Director Marketing, Digital & e-Commerce

    Severin Elektrogeräte GmbH

    Seit mehr als 60 Jahren produziert SEVERIN Elektrokleingeräte mit dem Anspruch, Ihnen das tägliche Leben so einfach wie möglich zu machen. Deutsche Qualitätsstandards in Verbindung mit einfachster Handhabung definieren den eigenen Anspruch. Unsere qualitativ hochwertigen Produkte bringen Genuss in den Alltag und erleichtern Ihnen die tägliche Arbeit im Haushalt.

  • 3 years and 5 months, Aug 2017 - Dec 2020

    Chief Digital Officer

    Positec Germany GmbH

    Positec Group is a progressive and innovative manufacturer of power tools. The product portfolio covers innovative power and gardening tools as well as robotics with the most prominent product family being the Landroid garden robots and lawn mowers. Positec follows a multi-level and multi-brand strategy and has registered its own brands in around 80 countries or regions, and is selling its branded products in more than 50 countries or regions, with the best known brands being WORX and ROCKWELL.

  • 4 years, Jan 2014 - Dec 2017

    Gründer und Geschäftsführer

    Project Sporttsclub

    Sporttsclub is a e-health project supported by the Allianz Digital Accelerator. Sporttsclub is a classifieds platform for fitness and health classes. The MVP has been launched in January 2014. Based on the same software, we also develped "fitback", an easy to use and app based mobile fitness loyalty programm for fitness and health clubs. Users can check in to classes and work outs and get rewarded for actually attending. MVP has been launched in Dezember 2015.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Apr 2015 - Jul 2017

    Head of Digital

    Thalia Bücher GmbH

    The Thalia book retail group is market leader in German-speaking countries with their multi-channel offerings – comprising of 300 bookstores, online shops and an impressive eBook collection. Furthermore, Thalia is one of the drivers behind the tolino alliance. The open tolino eco system is a complete suite for digital reading, selling and publishing and offers a range of award winning eReaders.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jul 2012 - May 2014

    Director Corporate Development


    Bertelsmann is an international media company whose core divisions encompass television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), and media services (Arvato) in more than 50 countries. In 2010, the company’s businesses, with their 100,000 employees, generated revenues of €15.8 billion. Bertelsmann stands for a distinctive combination of creativity and entrepreneurship that empowers the creation of first-rate media products and services.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 2011 - Apr 2013

    MBA Student (Class of 2013)

    ESADE Business School

    Die ESADE Business School mit Sitz in Barcelona wurde 1958 gegründet und in den Jahren 2006 und 2007 vom Wall Street Journal als weltweit beste Business School gelistet. Das Magazin Business Week führt den ESADE MBA aktuell auf Rang 4 aller MBA-Programme außerhalb der USA. (Quelle: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESADE)

  • 2 years and 2 months, Dec 2008 - Jan 2011

    Gründer und Geschäftsführer

    steereo.de // Grassroot Media GmbH

    steereo.de is a cloud-based, fully licensed and legal music streaming and subscription service. For a monthly fee, steereo grants you access to millions of songs of your favorite artist or lets you discover new music. Whenever you want, wherever you are: desktop, web and mobile. steereo.de has been founded out of Holtzbrinck Ventures GmbH and merged with simfy.de in October 2010.

  • 7 months, May 2008 - Nov 2008

    Investment Manager

    Holtzbrinck Ventures GmbH

    Holtzbrinck Ventures is one of the most successful and with more than 50 investments made most active new media venture capital companies in Germany. Holtzbrinck Ventures is the corporate VC of the publishing house Georg von Holtzbrinck, one of the leading publishing houses in Germany with strong US and UK presence. 50% of the portfolio companies were founded by or together with Holtzbrinck Ventures. This shows the strong entrepreneurial spirit within our company.

  • 6 months, Dec 2007 - May 2008

    Manager Digital Experience

    EMI Music Germany

    EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, home to some of the most successful and best known recording artists. Through its own companies and network of licensees, EMI Music is able to serve their artists, consumers and partners all over the world.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Feb 2006 - Nov 2007

    (Junior) Manager Broadband Video

    ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

    Working on at the core of the group's diversification strategy with focus on digital video. Areas of work included Video on demand (www.maxdome.de), IPTV, Licensing, Digital Platforms as well as Digital Distribution, Business and Product Development.

  • 4 months, Oct 2005 - Jan 2006


    Mediascale - Agentur für innovative Medienvermarktung, München

    Diplomarbeit mit dem Titel „Zukünftige Schnittstellen zwischen Fernsehen und Internet und die sich daraus ergebenden Konsequenzen und Möglichkeiten für die Fernsehlandschaft in Deutschland“ zur Erlangung des Titels Dipl. Wirtschaftsingenieur Medien bei der Agentur mediascale (www.mediascale.de ) in München und gleichzeitige Mitarbeit im Projektteam Interaktives Fernsehen

  • 7 months, Oct 2004 - Apr 2005

    Working Student

    Intuition Media, Madrid

  • 7 months, Sep 2002 - Mar 2003


    Serviceplan Agentur Gruppe - 1. Werbeagentur, München

Educational background for Alexander Kolisch

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 2011 - Apr 2013

    General Management

    ESADE Business School

  • Media Management

    Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish



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