Peter Rippstein named as Comfone EVP Global Sales
“The right person for the job” takes on new role with full responsibility for Comfone sales worldwide
Bern, Switzerland, 27 July 2011 The Comfone Board of Directors has announced the appointment of the company’s former Senior Vice President EMEA Business Operations, Peter Rippstein, to the post of Comfone’s Executive Vice President Global Sales and member of the Comfone Executive Management team. In his new role, he succeeds Markus Sager, who was appointed CEO at the beginning of 2011.
Peter Rippstein takes on this important position following more than 10 distinguished years with Comfone, during which time he has made significant contributions to the company’s successful growth, holding positions such as COO and, most recently, SVP EMEA. In the latter role, held since the beginning of 2008, Rippstein successfully headed up Comfone’s EMEA region and was responsible for all business development and sales-related activities, including the management of the EMEA sales team as well as key customer account management.
His wealth of industry and international business experience results from more than 20 years in the ICT arena, worldwide, with a number of US high-tech companies, including Hewlett-Packard. Prior to joining Comfone, he held management positions at Swisscom Mobile in Bern, as well as at Swisscom joint ventures in India and Malaysia as COO.
Markus Sager, Comfone CEO, said, “I am pleased to have Peter as our new EVP Global Sales. He is seen by the Board of Directors as the right person to steer Comfone sales forward through these changing times and contribute to Comfone’s ever successful future as the mobile industry’s leading and most experienced roaming services provider.
Peter Rippstein graduated in commercial business and continued studies in IT and telecoms. He is fluent in French, German and English.
Comfone, provider of roaming services to over 300 operators in over 130 countries worldwide, is known throughout the telecoms industry as an international mobile roaming specialist. The company’s industry know-how owes itself to over 10 years of experience in the roaming sector during which it has acquired unsurpassed customer-orientated, in-house expertise.
Through its unique portfolio and additional value added services, Comfone fully optimises the setting up of each operator’s roaming processes, facilitating the opportunity of reducing overall costs. The portfolio ranges from the complete outsourcing of roaming services, to the provision of individual elements, such as signalling, data, convergence, clearing and WLAN services. Comfone’s pioneering hub solutions provide mobile operators with worldwide coverage, interconnection and clearing through only one agreement with Comfone and one connection to Comfone’s central platform.
From Comfone’s headquarters in Switzerland and regional offices covering Northern and Eastern Europe, Latin America, North America, Central Asia and Asia Pacific, Comfone is well placed to support and meet the requirements of its substantial worldwide customer base. Learn more about Comfone at: www.comfone.com.
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