Who: Stefan Gubi, president of AKG Acoustics
Main responsibilities: expanding AKG's position as a leading manufacturer of premium mics and headphones by building on our technical leadership.
Previous lives: I spent more than 15 years in the telecommunication industry, mainly with various divisions of Ericsson in positions of leadership. I was recruited to AKG from a CEO position with an Austrian publishing house.
My favorite thing about this industry is…it is full of so many diverse people from exciting backgrounds, yet we all share a fascination with the language of music. I have found that it's vitally important in the pro audio industry to be a good listener and to seriously take the advice and feedback I get from our customers.
The one thing in my office most like my personality is…a picture of my little daughter. In many ways, we share very similar strengths, and I really like the way she manages to get what she wants.
Currently in my CD changer: Billy Joel's Greatest Hits.
When I'm not in the office, you can find me…during the winter, skiing with my family in the Austrian Alps. In the summer, cycling or hiking with friends or family.