Yannick Galbinec - the successor
Managing director and co-owner
"Even as a boy, kiting and life in the Engadin fascinated me. At an early age, I supported Stefan in my school holidays wherever possible, and thus, even before my active kiting time at the age of 12, I handed out the equipment to the students and cleaned up the equipment room. Not always the dream job, but still: I was in the beautiful Engadin, in the community where I felt comfortable, together with great people and a great atmosphere - even when there was no wind.
"So every summer, until I was 17 years old, I spent a few weeks in the Engadin. After that I did my apprenticeship as a computer technician, which I completed in 2011. But I never really worked in the profession. To be honest, I had to leave my graduation ceremony earlier to catch the plane to Egypt, where I worked as a kite surf instructor for half a year. From then on I was everywhere but nowhere: traveling or teaching kite surfing abroad. For two years I discovered the world - of course always following the wind and from one kite destination to the next.
"In spring 2013 I moved to Silvaplana and took over the management of the company, so that Stefan could devote himself to new challenges in the Unterland. Today I could not imagine a better place to live. This location is unique in the world. And on top of that it offers a great kite spot: What more could you want?" Yannick Galbinec, managing director and co-owner of Swiss Kitesurf GmbH