Reinhold Karner, for me, is an extraordinary person. We met in 1997 when his company won a contract over international competition for an ERP system for the Playmobil Group in Germany and Malta. This business connection developed into long years of close friendship.
He is none the less a person who has helped me over the years through his deep knowledge with objective, competent advice. As his friend I watched him as an acclaimed young entrepreneur in Tyrol suddenly facing ruin. He has not only learned his lesson but also reinvented himself and he is now extremely successful in advising businesses from start-ups up to top companies, worldwide.
His career is an epitome of a perfect motivator and sparring partner for entrepreneurs, leaders and executives. His drive to focus on the newest technological and business topics of our time turns every conversation into a master class of thought. Students, young entrepreneurs, business people, leaders and managers will profit immensely from his knowledge and his experience.
Most importantly, Reinhold Karner always puts human values at the cornerstone of everything. It is an honour to be his friend.
More details on Helga Ellul: German born Ex CEO Playmobil Malta (toys producer), first female Ex-President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, President of CORE the National Platform for Corporate Citezenship and Corporate Social Responsibility in Malta, non-exec board member of various companies and organisations (i. a. of the daily newspaper Times of Malta), awarded the 'Medalja ghall-Qadi tar-Repubblika' (Medal for serving the Republic), in 1994 and received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit on behalf of the German President