Mr. Salzer has spent the last 30 years of his career in international C-suite executive roles in a variety of industries, comprising manufacturing, consumer, fashion, retail and financial services. His experiences include a wide range of international business leadership and development tasks as well as several restructuring assignments in Europe, the USA and Asia. Mr. Salzer joined Falco Enterprises in 2018 where he focuses on operational transformation and growth. In parallel Mr. Salzer is the Executive Chairman of Global Knowledge LLC., a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Maxam Corp. Holding, S.L. as well as a member of the board of directors of Demium Startup S.L.
In 1999 Mr. Salzer joined General Electric’s Capital division as CMO for its German Leasing business. During the almost two decades with GE he held various roles among which were CEO for the German Leasing business, CEO and President for the Iberian Captial and Banking business as well as the Swiss Fleet and Leasing business, CEO for GE’s European inventory and asset-based lending business, President Strategic Growth out of Chicago, USA, where he led the asset-based lending and trade finance expansion into Asia as well as President for the EMEA auto consumer finance division, based out of London, U.K.
In 2009 he was named CEO for GE Capital’s Iberian Consumer Finance Business. He was, responsible for recovering GE Capital’s mortgage and real estate assets as the financial crisis unfolded on the Iberian Peninsula. Subsequently he was appointed as CEO for GE Capital International’s Regional Leasing businesses, President of European Railcar and CEO for all non-U.S. banking business, comprising a total of 25 countries. Earlier in his career Mr. Salzer was a global Marketing Officer for Electrolux’s absorption technology division and spent some years in the retail and fabrics industry.