Comfone’s Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales succeeds Mathias Prüssing as Chief Executive Officer
Bern, Switzerland, 10 November, 2010 – The Comfone Board of Directors today announces that Markus Sager, former Comfone Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales, takes on the post as Comfone’s new CEO. The appointment is effective immediately.
Since the beginning of 2010, Markus Sager has successfully headed up Comfone’s Marketing & Sales Department, demonstrating great technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the roaming industry. During this time he has been responsible for all marketing and sales-related activities, including the management and direction of the global sales team and key customer account management.
His wealth of upper management experience results from his years as Managing Director of Agie Charmilles Sales Ltd, part of the Georg Fischer Corporation. Markus Sager is a graduate in Electrical Engineering and completed postgraduate studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Science in Business Development and Management.
Together with the company’s committed employees, Markus Sager is seen by the Board of Directors as the right person to steer Comfone forward to a successful future as the mobile industry’s leading and most experienced roaming services provider.
Markus Sager succeeds Mathias Prüssing, the company’s CEO since January 2008, who successfully guided Comfone through difficult economic times and leaves the company in a planned move to take on another challenge and take a further step in his career. The Board of Directors thanks him for his great commitment over the last three years and wishes him the very best success for the future.
Comfone, provider of roaming services to over 300 operators in over 130 countries worldwide, is known throughout the telecoms industry as an international mobile roaming specialist. The company’s industry know-how owes itself to over ten years of experience in the roaming sector during which it has acquired unsurpassed customer-orientated, in-house expertise.
Through its unique portfolio and additional value added services, Comfone fully optimises the setting up of each operator’s roaming processes, facilitating the opportunity of reducing overall costs. The portfolio ranges from the complete outsourcing of roaming services, to the provision of individual elements, such as signalling, data, convergence, clearing and WLAN services. Comfone’s pioneering hub solutions provide mobile operators with worldwide coverage, interconnection and clearing through only one agreement with Comfone and one connection to Comfone’s central platform.
Comfone’s active participation in GSMA Working groups, the WiMAX Forum and the Wireless Broadband Alliance ensures that its innovative solutions are market-driven. >From Comfone’s headquarters in Switzerland and regional offices covering Northern and Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America, Central Asia and Asia Pacific, Comfone is well placed to support and meet the requirements of its substantial worldwide customer base. Learn more about Comfone at: www.comfone.com.
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