Whenever Andreas Schell faces difficult situations today, he thinks back to last fall. Back then, the CEO of engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Power Systems sprinted through the Moroccan desert, completing almost 250 kilometers in one week in an ultramarathon. “I’m still feeding off the feeling of having overcome my limits,” says Schell. The 52-year-old also needs a lot of endurance for the transformation of his company, which is backed by the traditional German Friedrichshafen-based MTU brand. Since 2014, it has been wholly owned by the British Rolls-Royce group.
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