Meet our new Managing Director Benjamin

What did you do before you came to us?

I had been working for the second largest print and media group out Germany for almost nine years in various positions. The first four years I was part in the department “corporate development” and project lead for projects in the field of “Digital Transformation” as well as “Merger & Acquisitions” and acquired three companies. After four years I moved into one of our acquisitions, a software company which has been market leader for information supply chain production systems for retail and mail-order / eCommerce companies. In this company I started as a key account management and head of sales and had built up a sales operations – national as well as international. In 2012 I became Managing Director for Global Sales & Marketing and was also responsible for the international branches, like North and South America and France. After nine years I looked for a new challenge and wanted to find a new team / family to leverage business in a specific field. I am really happy being a part of Akanoo – thanks for the very warm welcome.

What are your responsibilities at Akanoo?

At Akanoo I am Managing Director overseeing the activities of the entire company. Next to the participants of the managing board I am focused on all sales and marketing, financial as well as cooperation activities.

What do you like most about your work?

Being part of an awesome team with passion and spirit. Moreover, I like to conquer the status quo. With our algorithm based on artificial intelligence we are helping companies onsite (website or eCommerce shop) to be one step ahead and convince customers on their journey – and we are talking about customer specific journeys because every individual has his own needs.

And what do you usually do after work?
Being together with my girlfriend and meeting with friends. Sometimes I have been trying to convince myself for a run around the Alster.

Which colleague would you take with you to a deserted island and why?
With Torge to learn more about our intelligence and our random forest model ;)

What attraction / part of Hamburg do you think you should visit and why?
Next good upcoming restaurant because I love to explore places to get awesome food for a good price.

What apps can you never do and why
WhatsApp // knowing whats going on

On the Internet you can find me here:
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