CV: Marie Ernst, born in 1973 in Westphalia, accomplished her diploma studies in Interior at Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf. She gained first experiences in Retail and Wholesale at the US-American textile company American Apparel. Afterwards, she proved herself in the trade industry by founding her own company in order to distribute furniture and interior pieces. Marie Ernst joined Schwitzke in the year 2012. Since then, she and her team developed and implemented holistic retail and shopping center concepts that received great acclaim in the international industry. The latest outstanding project the 38-year-old was responsible for is the Mall of Switzerland, which opened at the end of 2017 as Switzerland’s biggest shopping and leisure destination.