TeamViewer said Monday that it named Andreas Koenig its new CEO. Koenig takes over from Holger Felgner, who will continue to work closely with TeamViewer as a member of the Advisory Board. Previously, Koenig was a Swisscom’s management board.
TAMPA, FL–(Marketwired – 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
Permira is an international private equity firm. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately EUR 25 billion. Since 1985 the Permira funds have made over 200 private equity investments with a focus on driving transformation to build better businesses. Permira specialises in five key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare and Industrials. The Permira funds’ portfolio currently comprises over 25 companies. Permira employs over 200 people in 14 offices around the world. They are based in Dubai, Frankfurt, Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Seoul, Stockholm and Tokyo. The Permira funds have a long track record of successfully investing in technology companies around the world, including Teraco, Metalogix, TeamViewer, Legalzoom, NDS, Genesys, Ancestry.com and most recently Informatica. Since 1997, over a third of the Permira funds’ investments have been in the core sector of Technology.
For more information visit: www.permira.com