Torsten Wegener joins the adesso SE Executive Board as an additional member / Executive Board contract with Dirk Pothen extended
29.03.2021 / 08:31
The Supervisory Board of adesso SE appoints Torsten Wegener to the Executive Board effective as of 1 April 2021, which will then consist of six members. By strengthening the management team in this way, the IT service provider is taking account of its rapid growth, the diversification of business areas and target industries, and its further internationalisation. By reappointing Dirk Pothen and extending his by the end of September 2021 ending contract until 2026, the Supervisory Board is also ensuring continuity in adesso's successful management team.
Torsten Wegener (54) will assume responsibility on the Executive Board of adesso SE for the interdisciplinary technology business units "Data & Analytics" and "Microsoft", for which Dirk Pothen and Andreas Prenneis were previously responsible on the Executive Board. From the second half of 2021, Wegener will also assume departmental responsibility for the "Digital Experience" business unit at adesso, which emerged from the Group's agency-business last year.
Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of adesso SE, co-founder and main shareholder is very pleased that Wegener could be won for adesso. Thus, as a successful and experienced manager of large international service units, he will once again strengthen the competence in the areas of digital transformation and development of data-driven systems.
Torsten Wegener is looking forward to the new challenge at adesso and already names an important goal: "For me, building and promoting data competence on a broad basis are among the most important tasks of digital transformation in companies. It is important to make decisions based on the analysis of existing data and to use the insights gained from it to enhance existing business models or to design completely new ones.
In deciding to switch to adesso, Wegener was convinced not only by the excellent growth prospects but also by the special positioning of the group, which consistently operates from the customer's perspective and in an interdisciplinary network.
With about 4,500 employees and annual sales of EUR 449.7 million in 2019, adesso Group is one of the largest German IT service providers with outstanding growth opportunities. At its own locations in Germany, other locations in Europe, Turkey and the USA as well as at numerous local customers adesso offers consulting and software development services for optimising core business processes. adesso also offers ready-to-use software products for standard applications. The development of an own, industry-specific product portfolio opens up additional growth and earnings opportunities and is another key element of the adesso strategy. In 2020, adesso was awarded the title of the best employer of its size in Germany across all industries. After having already achieved first place among IT employers in 2016 and 2018, adesso was ranked first again in 2020.
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