Andreas Kaufmann

Chairman of the Board, Leica Camera

Andreas Kaufmann has worked for over 15 years as a teacher in a Waldorfschule. In 2004, he invested in Leica Camera when the company was facing a major crisis. One year later, he gained the majority of Leica’s shares and afterwards became its CEO. Kaufmann successfully turned the traditionally minded company around. Today, he is the majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board at Leica.