CV of Anja Graf, Founder, CEO & Chairwoman of VISIONAPARTMENTS
Born 1977 in Winterthur, Switzerland, she began building her company at the age of 21. She is now in the process of expanding globally and making VISIONAPARTMENTS the leading name in furnished living.
After her schooling in Winterthur and Zurich, Anja Graf gained valuable experience in the modelling industry with her own agency. It was her work in this particular sector that inspired her to start a business with furnished apartments: she needed affordable, temporary accommodation for her models, which was extremely difficult to find. Therefore, she started furnishing flats herself. Once external companies started to show interest in her apartments, the business idea was born.
In 1999, Graf launched VISIONAPARTMENTS with an initial collection of apartments located in the heart of Zurich. Since then, the company has matured under her leadership and begun to grow beyond Switzerland in 2009. Anja Graf extended her company on a bigger scale, and opened a support center in Warsaw and in Bucharest. She also established a serviced apartments agency business.
Anja Graf is an aesthete, having cultivated an interest in architecture, design, and fashion for as long as she can remember. Thus her VISIONAPARTMENTS now clearly bear her own personal signature. Also, over the years, she has perfected her expertise in real estate management. Due to her entrepreneurial flair and proven track record, she joined “Die Höhle der Löwen Schweiz”, the start-up show from TV24 as one of the five lions.
Along with German and English, Anja Graf speaks French and Spanish and is currently learning Polish. As a mother of four, she also enjoys snowboarding in her free time and maintains an interest in foreign cultures and travel.