Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet announced on Thursday it has named Robert Hoffmann, previously its global chief sales officer, as the new CEO of hosting.
Hoffmann will succeed former CEO of hosting Oliver Mauss, who will remain on the 1&1 executive board.
Mauss will take on his new responsibility of overseeing corporate venture projects, as well as assuming the role of CEO of the corporate venture unit of United Internet.
Hoffmann has nearly 20 years of IT business experience. In his new role of CEO of hosting, Hoffman will now be responsible for 1&1′s “continued product innovation and the internationalization of its hosting business,” according to the press release.
Having been with 1&1 Internet for 6 years, Hoffmann has played a large role in advancing the company’s telecommunications division in Germany, as well as leading its international sales department to continued increase sales performance across all markets.
“I feel proud and highly energised to take the reins at 1&1’s international hosting business,” said Hoffmann. “Our hosting solutions continue to lead the pack in many markets worldwide and deliver important impacts for business and professional users alike. I look forward to my part in building upon exciting innovations across our DIY, software-as-a-service and professional hosting segments in the coming years.”
After leading 1&1′s international business for nearly 5 years, Mauss will lead the corporate venture activities of both 1&1 and United Internet.
Mauss will focus on “building and growing a separate international business line through strategic acquisitions,” according to the press release.
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