Christine Schuler was born with ‘scrap running through her veins’. Her parents owned Schuler Rohstoff, a family-owned metals recycling company in the south of Germany which, for the last 85 years, has been operating two scrap yards. As a child, she helped out at the yard during holidays and at weekends. After graduating from high school, she became a fashion designer and moved to live and work in Italy. But as some of her parents’ leading customers lived in Italy, she sold them the family scrap in her spare time and duly fell in love with the business.
Subsequently, she spent nine years working for recycling machinery manufacturer Lindemann as Sales Manager for the Italian market. In 2003, Christine met Ben Kebil and they have been together ever since - not only in their personal lives but, more recently, as business partners in 2B Consultancy.