The Retail Harmony Podcast
About This Show
The Retail Harmony podcast, where thought leaders come to chat about all things retail. Helping you turn your business into what it should be – a stress free, innovative and (of course) profitable retail success.
Most Recent Episode
Ep #7: Christo Hoppé - Bausele Watches
Christophe Hoppé is the founder of Bausele, the first ever Swiss Made Australian watch company. Born in France and raised in Saudi Arabia Christophe started his professional career as an auditor and consultant for PWC in Luxembourg and Switzerland. He took his first job in watch- making industry as Group CFO for TechnoMarine based in Geneva – Switzerland. Being second in charge at the age of 28 was a great learning experience that allowed him to be involved in a lot of different aspects of the business and opened his eyes to the watch-making industry in Switzerland and Asia. He then started his own company in Hong Kong and Switzerland, manufacturing watch components for customers in Switzerland. Alexandra – his wife, was an Australian professional contemporary dancer working in Basel, Switzerland and it wasn’t easy to live apart. It was at this point that he decided to sell 50% of his shares in this successful company and move back to Switzerland taking the CFO position at Universo, part of the Swatch Group which employs 500 people manufacturing watches in various locations in Switzerland and abroad. But the entrepreneurial bug had bitten and, after moving to Sydney in January 2010, Christophe wanted to develop his own brand based on an original concept and BAUSELE was born!