Michael AmbrosFounder & CEO
As the Founder and CEO of eKomi Holding GmbH, Michael Ambros is an ambitious, strategic entrepreneurial business pioneer and strong leader. An always forward-thinker and visionary, during Ambros‘ studies in International Business in Regensburg, Germany and in La Rochelle, France, he began working on SEO.
In 2005, Ambros, together with close friend and business colleague Gunther Schmidt, founded his first start-up company, SMS Lotse, which became one of the most far-reaching and successful telecommunications portals in Germany. In 2007, Ambros was employed as an online marketing specialist at the European Founders Fund GmbH, where he was responsible for various portfolio companies.
In early 2008, Ambros launched his second company, Medici Internet AG, an agency specializing in performance and affiliate marketing. To date, Ambros currently serves on the Board of Directors at Medici Internet AG. Just six months later, in the summer of 2008, Ambros founded eKomi, Europe's premiere and largest independent provider of transaction-based reviews and ratings. Ambros’ vast list of specialties include product reviews, product ratings, shop ratings, seller ratings, customer feedback, social recommendations, SEM, SEO, and more. Ambros is considered a proven social commerce expert and is a frequent speaker at events on this topic. Ambros holds international awards in innovation by CeBIT, The Fraunhofer Institute and SME Initiative.
He’s an active member of both the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Young Entrepreneur Council and spends his time internationally between eKomi’s hub city offices where he spearheads global expansion, strategy, operations, and management of all eKomi's enterprises.