What’s On My Desk: Montblanc President & CEO Jan‐Patrick Schmitz


Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Jan-Patrick Schmitz, the President and CEO of Montblanc North America.  Mr. Schmitz oversees the North American business, including sales and marketing, a retail network of 37 boutiques, and a wholesale distribution of 850 points of sale, including 100 Shop‐in‐Shops.  Schmitz, who has sponsored projects such as “The 24‐Hour Plays” on Broadway, as well as partnering with and supporting “The Juilliard School” with their numerous events and programs and has expanded Montblanc’s commitment to Culture and the Arts through the “Foundation d’Enterprise Montblanc de la Culture”, has been with the company since 2003. Mr. Schmitz is also dedicated to supporting Montblanc’s on‐going efforts against global illiteracy through “The Signature for Good” initiative with UNICEF. Here are the items on his desk:

– Japanese wooden figurines: received as gift when my twin daughters were born- red clown nose: I wear this when I listen to nonsense- Passion stone: passion is the secret for success

– Japanese iron teapot: enjoy a cup of green tea. Balance during a hectic day

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