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Erich Kessler is Gerhard Kesslers only child, and the current chairman and CEO of the International Electric Corporation, as well as director of the IEC core investment company, the Berliner Industrie Kapital Gruppe. Gerhard Kessler raised his son in the corridors of corporate power and saw personally to his education, always intending for Erich to inherit the mantle of power and responsibility upon his father's death. When Gerhard Kessler was assassinated in 2012, thirty-eight year old Erich took control of his father's controlling share of the IEC corporation.

However, certain other members of the IEC board had their sights set on the CEO position and the directorship of the Investment Group. These individuals saw Gerhard's death as an opportunity, and a fierce power struggle ensued. There was a year of chaos during which assassinations and recriminations were rife within the upper levels of IEC and the Berlin Industrial Investment Group. Ultimately, however, the years of training and discipline under Gerhard paid off as, with help from his father's ally Colin Powers, Erich wrested control away from his competitors. When the dust kicked up by the power struggle finally settled, Erich was firmly in control of IEC, laying claim to the combined tides of Chairman of the Board, CEO, and director of the Berlin Industrial Investment Group.

This combined power put him in nearly absolute control of the International Electric Corporation and its resources, making him a member of that elite club of corporate men and women who can claim to be the most powerful individuals on earth. Erich Kessler is now forty-five years old, and he has been firmly in control of the IEC family of companies ever since the turbulent days of 2012-2013. Kessler is a meticulous and intelligent man, fiercely proud of his Prussian heritage. He is handsome, tall and muscular, with graying hair and finely chiseled features. He is also cosmopolitan and well traveled, fluent in English and French and conversant in Japanese.

He regularly lives in a Berlin penthouse but he maintains villas in the German Alps and the French Riviera and apartments in New York City, London and Tokyo. He is currently grooming his sixteen year old son Peter, now studying at prep school in Germany, to take control in his own time.

Skills[]

Resources 10, Personal Grooming 7, Wardrobe and Style 8, Leadership 6, Awareness/Notice 3, Education and Gen Know. 8, Expert Manager 9, Expert Investor 7, Expert International Business 10, European History 5, German History 6, German (Native), English 8, French 7, Japanese 4, Stock Market 9, Fencing (Epee, Saber) 8, Driving 2.

Cyberware[]

Basic processor, data-term link, chipware socket, basic cyberoptic, Times Square Marquee, MicroVideo Optic, basic cyberaudio, radio link, phone splice, bug detector, micro-recorder link.

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