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Ralf Dümmel, a prominent businessman and managing director of DS Products, was born in Bad Segeberg, Germany, on December 2, 1966. Dümmel’s career has been characterized by determination, commercial acumen, and a passion for assisting businesses. He is well-known for being one of the investors on The Lions’ Den, a VOX show about entrepreneurs.
Early Life and Education
Ralf Dümmel completed his secondary school education at Möbel Kraft in Bad Segeberg, his birthplace, before transferring to vocational training after two years of secondary schooling. He worked at Möbel Kraft for a further year after completing his training. Dümmel’s path in the business sector was paved with this early experience.
Dümmel started as a sales assistant at the June 1973-founded trade company DS Products in 1988. As the years went by, he demonstrated his skills and dedication. He became a partner in the company in 1996 and was promoted to managing director in 2000. He oversaw the expansion of DS Products into a multinational company with locations in Poland and Hong Kong.
In addition to his commercial pursuits, Dümmel’s early passion for sports enabled him to be selected for the C team of the German Sports Association (DFB) for football refereeing. But in the end, he decided to give up his job as a referee due to his duties at work.
Since 2016, Ralf Dümmel has been a key figure in the entrepreneurial landscape, participating as an investor in The Lions’ Den, a show that brings together aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. As of March 2021, Dümmel has invested in over 85 startups and has provided support to more than 150 founders. His insights and financial backing have played a crucial role in nurturing innovative ideas and fostering the growth of emerging businesses.
Dümmel joined the board and took on the position of purchasing manager after The Social Chain acquired the DS Group. His strategic inputs have aided in keeping the DS Group successful and relevant in the cutthroat commercial environment.
Who is Ralf Dümmel’s Daughter?
Ralf Dümmel is not having children. Although he has been married to Anna Heesch since 2013 but they do not have a child.