Robert Langenbach

Robert Langenbach

  • Director of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness; olive farmer

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Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Robert Langen­bach, I am a 33-year-old father of three kids. I was born in Nice. My parents are Swabians and I grew up in Morocco until I finished school, then I moved to Germany. Before I joined COMATCH, I had worked as a Sales Manager at Axel Springer for seven years.

What do you do at COMATCH?
I am Director Inter­na­tional at COMATCH, leading the sales team that is respon­sible for the South-European and the Middle Eastern markets. As we are a steadily growing company, the scope of my daily work is truly limit­less: from flower care to key account manage­ment for senior mana­gers of large corpo­ra­tions and mana­ging our expan­sion into other European markets. Having such a variety of tasks clearly demon­strates the hands-on menta­lity of the COMATCH staff.

What drives you (apart from your job)?
I have always lived in close contact with nature and spend every summer at my grand­par­ents’ place on the Ligu­rian coast between Genoa and Monaco. 15 years ago, my grand­mo­ther bought 10,000 square metres of property around their house to reduce the risk of fires, which are unfor­tu­n­a­tely very common in the area. It turned out that the surroun­ding land was a former olive grove, and since I have a passion for garde­ning, I reac­tivated the ground and started my career as a hobby olive farmer. At least twice a year, I return to this Garden of Eden to prune the trees, harvest the olives and bring them to an olive mill. With a little help from my friends and my children (who fortu­n­a­tely share my love of olives), we are able to produce 150 litres of olive oil every year! That’s enough for our private consump­tion, plus I always have nice pres­ents for friends and colleagues. They all love Langen­ba­cher olive oil!

What is your moti­va­tion for growing olives?
It feels good to escape the big city of Berlin from time to time and to enjoy some fresh air, good weather, and fanta­stic views! Plus, I have the great plea­sure of sharing this with my beloved family and I have a great result, too: the best olive oil ever!

Robert Langenbach

Robert Langenbach

  • Director of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness; olive farmer

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