Karsten Fischer is the CEO of PDD, global product and service design and innovation consultancy. Karsten has a degree in Management & Systems Science from the Cass Business School in London.
Under his leadership, the PDD management team successfully completed a management buyout in 2009. Karsten leads a team of 70 researchers, designers and engineers in design studios in Europe and Asia who design innovative products, services and experiences for international clients in the consumer, medical and industrial sectors. Before joining PDD, Karsten worked in the airline industry, telecommunications and financial services. A native German, he has lived in London for more than 15 years and spent some of his earlier years in Sydney and Moscow. Karsten combines his interest in design and the arts with a strong business sense and promotes an entrepreneurial culture with his team and customers alike.