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Jan-Berend Holzapfel

Teehaus Ronnefeldt
Jan-Berend Holzapfel is the General Manager and owner of the J. T. Ronnefeldt KG. In this function, he concentrates on both the company’s overall direction and the development of its international business. He oversees the strategic development of new products and service concepts for international hotel clients in over 70 markets. As one of the most esteemed experts in the international tea business, he also conducts the Ronnefeldt international training programs of the TeaMaster® Gold and Silver and regularly travels to the tea gardens.

A graduate of the Vienna University MBA Program, he entered his father’s business summer of 2002 and became the Sales Manager for the Middle East and Asia in 2004. Prior to this, he had developed the market for Ronnefeldt tea in the position of Sales Manager the Middle East. During this time, Mr. Holzapfel established the brand in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. While studying at the University of Vienna and the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, USA, he specialized in the study of small and medium-sized companies and business ethics.

Jan-Berend is married and has 3 children aged 19, 15, and 11.

About Ronnefeldt
Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt established Teahouse Ronnefeldt (J. T. Ronnefeldt KG) in Frankfurt am Main in 1823. The tea experts are specialized in importing and blending high-quality leaf teas from all major tea-growing countries. Ronnefeldt supplies top hotels and restaurants and independent specialty stores with customized tea selections and service ideas. The marketing concept, which has been followed since the company’s establishment, relies on the company’s central European location, from which it can serve customers throughout the world. The focus of its international marketing lies, in addition to Europe, in the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. To guarantee the highest quality, all Ronnefeldt teas are produced according to traditional methods, i.e. wherever possible by hand. Ronnefeldt is the founder of the unique, worldwide TeaMaster Programs for Hospitality Service Managers.