Thorsten Smeets was COO and Director of Sales at Key-Systems GmbH until December 2011.
He started his career with a job in the Marketing Department at Karlsberg brewery. He also worked at HDW Marketing Agency for one year as a Marketing Consultant.
After completing his secondary school, Smeets attended the University of Cooperative Education for Diploma in Business Studies and Marketing. In 2001, he joined the University of Trier and completed a M.A in Media Studies. He holds a Certificate in International Journalism in Media and Business Studies from Hamline University.