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08.09.2022

Principal Shareholder eco on the Change of Leadership in the DE-CIX Group AG

  • eco board member Felix Höger: “Thanks to Harald A. Summa for his pioneering spirit and farsightedness, which also made the eco Association the voice of the Internet industry and a valued partner for politics and business.”
  • Extended DE-CIX Management team with Ivo Ivanov as new CEO

DE-CIX, the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges, is resetting its management and extending its executive team. After more than 25 years as CEO and five years as Chair of the DE-CIX Group AG Board, Harald A. Summa is stepping down to take a seat on the DE-CIX Supervisory Board.

eco – Association of the Internet Industry is 100 per cent shareholder of DE-CIX Group AG

“As founder and CEO, Harald A. Summa has decisively shaped the global success story of DE-CIX over the past 27 years and made DE-CIX an important driver of digitalisation. I would like to sincerely thank him for his pioneering spirit and farsightedness, which has also made the eco Association the voice of the Internet industry and a valued partner for politics and business,” says Felix Höger, who played a decisive role in setting this course for the next decade of growth in his role as DE-CIX Supervisory Board member.

His successor as Chair of the Board and CEO, Ivo Ivanov, has until now been the member of the DE-CIX Group AG Board responsible for international business and strategy. In addition, the board will be extended by two further positions: Alongside the acting board members Ivo Ivanov and Sebastian Seifert (Chief Financial Officer), Chief Technology Officer Dr Thomas King has been appointed a seat on the board. The internationally recognised sales expert Christian Reuter will, with immediate effect, steer the global sales and marketing activities in the newly created position of Chief Sales Officer, as well as becoming the fourth member of the board.

“I wish the new management team around Ivo Ivanov all the best and much success for this new growth phase and continuation of the DE-CIX success story”, says Felix Höger.

Principal Shareholder eco on the Change of Leadership in the DE-CIX Group AG
The new Management Board of DE-CIX Group AG – Ivo Ivanov (CEO and Chair of the Management Board), Sebastian Seifert (CFO), Dr. Thomas King (CTO) and Christian Reuter (CSO) – from left to right

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