Professional Curriculum:

(see „Appendix“ for graphical timeline)

01/2009 – today: Ubisoft GmbH

Ubisoft GmbH : Finance Director, Germany
Industry: Video Games Publisher (3rd largest independent games publisher worldwide)
(same founder background as AMA and Gameloft)
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • Controlling, accounting, treasury, reporting, corporate and financial matters, IT and logistics coordination for:
  • Distribution operations in Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland (T/O ca. 100 Mio. €, headcount ca. 85)
  • Production operations in Germany and Switzerland (BlueByte GmbH) (T/O ca. 5 Mio. €, headcount ca. 150)
  • Managing team of 13
  • Stopped headcount turnover
  • Successfully terminated financial audit, shielding company from major task risks
  • Instrumental in kick-starting operations of Polish & Swiss branch on time
  • Negotiated major cost savings on operational costs (ca. 0,5 Mio. €/annum)
  • Co-ordinated local major ERP-update
  • Initiated merger with sister company to realize tax saving > 1.5 Mio €

 

10/2006 – 08/2008: AMA Ltd.

AMA Ltd. (Advanced Mobile Applications) : Sales Director, Central&Northern Europe
Industry: Mobile Applications Publisher
(same founder background as Gameloft; minority shareholder)
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • Build and grow the sales network in Central and Northern Europe via operators, B2C distribution channels and major handset manufacturers.
  • Considerably increased market share and brand awareness of AMA mobile entertainment applications within the mobile content segment.

 

10/2000 – 09/2006: Gameloft GmbH

Gameloft GmbH : General Manager
Industry: Mobile Games Publisher
(formerly LudiWAP / Ludigames; 2nd largest mobile games publisher worldwide)
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • 01/2006-09/2006, global responsibility for new business development: Identify and seize opportunities to transfer the experience in mobile games to other mass market digital platforms in a converging technological landscape (iTunes, 3G games consoles, set top boxes, IPTV etc.)
  • Until 12/2005 responsible for the build-up of operations & customer relationships in DACH; management of the workforce (sales, marketing and operations; max. team size 8 persons)
  • Prepared entry into new markets, establishing new revenue streams: handset embedding, online consoles, Apple iTunes
  • Achieved profitability of local operations from day one on and grow T/O to > 5Mio €/annum and thus contributed to valuation increase of group to > 500 Mio. Euro
  • Built from scratch local market leader & recognized mobile games end user brand
  • Managed build-up of B2B sales network across several paradigm shifts: WAP, PDA, Java. iOS

 

08/1997 – 09/2000: o.tel.o

o.tel.o communications : Team Leader Controlling
Industry: Landline Telecommunications Provider
(Now part of Vodafone Group)
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • Head of interconnection & leased lines controlling/traffic management, managing team of 4 people
  • Team leader invest / CAPEX controlling
  • Optimization of largest single cost item of the company, substantially decreasing interconnection & leased line fees (ca. 1 Mio. €/month)

 

06/1995 – 07/1997: Deutsche Babcock

Deutsche Babcock AG: Trainee / Personal Assistant to group CFO
Industry: Mechanical Engineering & Construction
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • Personal assistant to group CFO
  • Member of Group Strategy and M&A, participating in major acquisition and divestment activities
  • Project leader „Babcock in the Internet“
  • Considerable reduction of purchase price for a target company during a merger process ( > 40 Mio €)
  • Established internet use as a marketing tool & process enabler

 

01/1994 – 05/1995: L’Oréal Deutschland

L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH: Divisional Junior Controller
Industry: Cosmetic Products / FMCG
Tasks / Responsibilities Achievements
  • Budgeting, planning, cost control and group reporting „Coiffure“ division
  • Introduction of new reporting tools
  • Savings through sourcing optimization

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