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Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach, Germany
Philippe Grohe, the grandson of the company's founder Hans Grohe was born in 1967 in Switzerland. After studying photography and international marketing, he completed several special projects in the US before taking over as director of the French distribution subsidiary Hansgrohe S.à.r.l. in 1997. In 2001 he returned to the headquarters of the family-influenced company in the Black Forest as the head of Hansgrohe's design brand Axor. Since October 2015, Philippe Grohe leads the company’s holistic design management. In his free time the passionate photographer enjoys playing squash, diving and surfing. (February 2016)