The 47-year old will succeed Bruno Maineult who will leave the company. Kniese joins Media Broadcast from T-Mobile Austria where he was CFO for six years. He previously held leading positions at Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiaries T-Mobile and T-Online.
With CEO Wolfgang Breuer and CFO Wolfgang Kniese, Media Broadcast’s management board will in future only contain two executives. Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO) Ulf Heggenberger will leave the company on March 31, 2015 to pursue new challenges.
The CSMO role will be split into two positions: a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for B2B activities and a CCO for future B2C activities in the consumer market. Holger Meinzer, currently head of Media Broadcast’s TV business unit, will become CCO B2B on April 1, 2015.
The position of CCO B2C will be allocated soon.
The CTO position which was previously occupied by CEO Wolfgang Breuer has been taken over by Frank Schulz, former head of Media Broadcast’s network business unit, with immediate effect. Before joining Media Broadcast, the 42-year old was head of business development at Austrian transmitter network operator ORS.