TeamViewer appoints Andreas Koenig as its new CEO
Andreas Koenig takes over the helm of TeamViewer as CEO
Tampa, Fla., May 4, 2015 – TeamViewer, the global software specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andreas Koenig as new CEO. Andreas Koenig, 49, today takes over the helm of the company from Holger Felgner, who will continue to work closely with TeamViewer as a member of the Advisory Board. Before joining TeamViewer, Andreas Koenig was a member of the Management Board of the Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom.
“We are very happy to welcome Andreas Koenig as the new CEO of TeamViewer. Mr Koenig is a highly experienced manager in the technology sector and is ready to lead the company as it launches the next phase of its global growth strategy”, says Jörg Rockenhäuser, Partner at Permira and a member of TeamViewer’s Advisory Board. “His leadership skills, wealth of expertise in the technology sector and longstanding experience with Silicon Valley-based companies, make him the ideal CEO to continue building on the company's success.”
In his most recent role as Head of Swisscom IT Services AG, Andreas Koenig successfully merged two business units with 4,500 employees. Before joining Swisscom in 2012, the Austrian worked at NetApp for 16 years, a leading American provider of storage solutions and data management. As Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, he was instrumental in the company’s establishment and expansion in the European market. Under his leadership, this business grew to 2,000 employees, with revenues increasing to about 2 billion dollars.
“I am very much looking forward to take on the new challenge of leading such a rapidly-growing company with highly-motivated employees”, says Andreas Koenig. “TeamViewer is the market leader in the area of remote support software for small and medium sized companies and, therefore, optimally positioned to benefit from the growing trend towards mobile working.”
Jörg Rockenhäuser adds: “We are very grateful to Holger Felgner for his outstanding contributions to the company over the years. He has played a very significant role in establishing TeamViewer as today’s standard software for so many companies. We are delighted to continue working with him as he takes on his new role as a member of the Advisory Board.”
Notes to Editors
TeamViewer was acquired by the Permira funds in 2014. It is part of the Permira funds’ growing portfolio of software companies, the latest addition to which is Informatica - an investment announced in April and pending completion.
Based and founded in Göppingen in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and distribution of high-end solutions for online communication, collaboration and remote monitoring of IT systems. Available in over 30 languages and with more than 200 million users worldwide, TeamViewer is one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meeting software. airbackup, a cloud-based backup solution, and ITbrain, a remote monitoring and IT asset tracking solution, complement TeamViewer’s product portfolio.
For more information, visit: www.teamviewer.com