Francis Tesmer of ROLFS Global: 5 Things You Should Do To Become a Thought Leader In Your Industry

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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16 min readDec 13, 2020

Become the recognized authority in a particular field. Our company has been in the industry for 35 years. When I came on board as the CEO, I spent the next five years learning everything I could about the beauty industry. I recognized one of the most powerful, over $500 billion industries, had the weakest, most uneducated workforces that were not compensated well and were unable to serve the consumers in a positive, meaningful and impactful way. I decided to transform the beauty industry education and partner with leading community colleges, universities and a beauty giant to create the first ever associate and bachelor’s degree for beauty professionals.

As part of our series about how to become known as a thought leader in your industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Francis Tesmer, CEO and Partner, ROLFS Global.

Francis Tesmer, economic senator of the German Senate of Economy, is a global entrepreneur and philanthropist.

With over 25 years of outstanding global business, leadership and humanitarian commitment, Tesmer’s inspiring professional journey reflects her lifelong passion for affordable education and commitment to making the world a better place.

A dual German-American citizen, Tesmer, grew up the youngest of four siblings in Hamburg, Germany. At the age of 21, she took over leadership of her family’s companies, primarily focused on oil, shipping and international logistics and development. As a young leader, Tesmer was almost always the only woman involved in key decisions, and this shaped her lifelong passion for women’s empowerment.

With this heart for women’s progress, Tesmer has served as the president of the United Nations World Trade Point Federation of Hamburg, Germany, an international organization

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator