Mammut CEO Oliver Pabst On Reinvigorating A Legacy Brand With Purpose

Founded in 1862, Mammut built its reputation amongst outdoor enthusiasts by creating the strongest mountaineering ropes out there. Now, as they look to the future, my dear friend Oliver Pabst is leading the company with a new purpose: to create a world moved by mountains. Listen to my conversation with Oliver to learn how the company is leaning on their purpose to reach a diverse set of global consumers, how they partner with other companies on sustainability, and more.

Oliver Pabst

Oliver Pabst (born 1966) has been managing Mammut Sports Group AG since September 2016. He is a member of the Conzzeta Executive Committee, the parent company of Mammut. Oliver also sits on various boards of directors with a focus on tech startups. After his PhD (St. Gall) he started his career in 1993 at McKinsey & Company in Zurich. From 2002 to 2005 he was Managing Partner at Boards & More Holding SA in Montreux. From 2006 he was a Member of the Board of Willy Bogner KGaA in Munich, and Managing Director of various units with strategic and operational responsibilities for international business, retail and e-commerce business, among others. Oliver grew up in a textile entrepreneurial family and has since childhood developed a keen instinct for textiles, sports and entrepreneurship. With his talents, his education and the affinity for sport of every kind, he is able to unite both work and hobby in his role at Mammut.


Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring is a brand futurist, global keynote speaker, and bestselling author. He is best known as the author of We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World and the Founder and CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy that works with brands to define their business strategy, company culture, and brand communications.


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