Sep 1, 2022
“I always say I want entrepreneurs in the company and I want them to act like entrepreneurs by making decisions that are good for the business.”
In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, we speak to Travel industry disruptor, André Schwämmlein, the Co-Founder and CEO of Flix, on art versus science, creating new markets, and daring to better the world.
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André is one of three Flix founders, launching the business in 2012 as FlixBus, a global travel platform with more than 100 million customers in 28 European countries as well as in the USA.
Prior to founding Flix, he worked as a Strategic Consultant for Boston Consulting Group in Munich for 5 years.
André studied industrial engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and is also a board member of both tech companies Scout24 and About You.
In this episode we talk about:
✅ Leading a team by transparency and clarity of a long-term vision
✅ Taking a giant leap of faith from a secure job to founding a business
✅ Why Flix is not a travel company, but rather a technology and data analytics business
✅ How a travel company survived the COVID pandemic and is thriving again.
You can connect with André via LinkedIn.