Founders & Managing Directors

from the left:  Christian Sternke, Ralf Tellmann

Christian Sternke

As an enthusiastic sailor, his motto is: “It’s not the wind, but the sails that determine a sustainable course”. In as early as 2013, he thus shaped the course to the current founding of ELG Eco Lodges GmbH, with collaborations between project development companies that focus on the floating home sector and his own Munich-based company, →iSCP. Growing up in distant places like Brazil and Africa during his youth, he was always fascinated by water and breathtaking nature. A graduate in business administration and real estate economics, he spent several years in Portugal and Spain in the 1990s as part of a regional tourism development programme sustainably funded by the European Commission and worked for many years in real estate marketing and developer sales of high-quality residential construction projects in Berlin, Munich and elsewhere. After another eleven years as a manager in the Bosch and Siemens corporate group, working as a global purchasing manager on the international stage, he will now blow fresh wind into his sails again with the founding of ELG Eco Lodges GmbH and convey his passion for water and nature to other people.

Ralf Tellmann

With a diploma degree in business economics, during which he specialised intourism, Ralf Tellmann has been working in the tourism and travel management industry for over 20 years. After starting his career at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, he was also responsible for Star Alliance projects and the build-up of call centres internationally. He later helped establish the sales organisation Lufthansa eCommerce as the commercial manager. After positions at Dresdner Bank, Allianz and TUI group, where he was most recently responsible for tourism purchasing as division head at a subsidiary, he left the corporate world behind him. In 2009, he founded →Tellmann Consulting GmbH, which focuses on purchasing and travel management and where, as a consultant and interim manager, he not only advises companies globally, but also implements projects worldwide. As part of a business development project, →Tellmann Consulting GmbH has significantly shaped the development of the 50% participation in ELG Eco Lodges GmbH with respect to commercial aspects, sales and tourism. With all his expertise and experience, he has added a new, sustainable dimension to online tourism for high-quality lodges in a unique setting amidst water and nature. Through his international network in the tourism industry, he is already looking far beyond Brombachsee Floating Village.