1NCE Team

Decades of Experience in M2M and IoT

The founders and management team of 1NCE has decades of practical experience in M2M and IoT. They work together to support other companies and their IoT projects. Not only is the success of 1NCE itself is an important goal of the 1NCE management team, but also the success of Management Team the customers. This is how the idea of the simple 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat was born and is constantly being optimized by the 1NCE management team and employees to achieve maximum performance.


Alexander P. Sator

Alexander P. Sator is founder and Chief Executive Officer at 1NCE, the first multi-national Tier 1 IoT carrier – a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom AG

  • Serial Investor & Entrepreneur

  • Holds 30 international Patents

  • Board Member in multinational Companies

Ivo Rook

Ivo Rook is Chief Operations Officer at 1NCE and a recognized IoT pioneer with a long experience in the cellular telecommunications market

  • Previously Vodafone, T-Mobile US/Sprint

  • Independent advisor to private equities

  • M.Sc. in Information Technology

Younes Allaki

Younes Allaki is Chief Technology Officer at 1NCE. Before his position as VP M2M/IoT Service Development at Deutsche Telekom he led the development of MVNOs such as blau, Simyo or BILDmobile. 

  • Previously Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Vodafone

  • Proven MVNO expertise

  • Diploma eng. Telecommunications

Ingo Lindner

Ingo Lindner is Chief Financial Officer at 1NCE and has many years of international experience in business management


  • Entrepreneur as Co-Founder and CFO in the Cleantech sector

  • Independent advisor to private equities

  • Founder Champions of the KFW Award

Advisory Board

Matthias Budde

Matthias Budde has been Senior Vice President (SVP) at Deutsche Telekom AG, responsible for Group Strategy and Transformation since November 2013. Prior to this, he spent 14 years at Bain & Company as Vice President and Partner, in charge of "Technology, Telecommunications & Media" in Germany and Switzerland.

Kevin Crull

Kevin Crull is a Global InfraTech Fund Partner investing in  infrastructure technology at I Squared Capital. Kevin has delivered growth and transformation across several multi-billion-dollar businesses in a variety of industries. Before joining I Squared Capital, Kevin served as Sprint’s chief strategy officer, overseeing corporate strategy and mergers & acquisitions.

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer

Dr. Gusenbauer currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Strabag AG, a European-based technology group for construction services. Alfred Gusenbauer studied law, philosophy, political science and economics at the University of Vienna, completing his doctorate in 1987.

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been Managing Director of DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH since January 2017. He has also been CEO of Comfortcharge GmbH and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of 1NCE GmbH since January 2018. Previously, he was CTO of Deutsche Telekom AG and Managing Director of Technology Telekom Deutschland GmbH.

Dennis Nikles

Dennis Nikles is the Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom IoT GmbH (DT IoT). Since April 2021 he has been responsible for Deutsche Telekom's entire IoT business - from the product and technology to sales and operations. Dennis Nikles brings two decades of experience in the ICT industry and the IoT business.

Daichi Nozaki

Daichi Nozaki is a Vice President, Head of Global Business Division at SoftBank Corp. and has extensive experience in developing new business in foreign markets. He has also been President and CEO of SB Telecom America Corp. Previously, he was President and COO of KDDI Global, LLC.

Hagen Rickmann

Hagen Rickmann heads the business customer division of Telekom Deutschland GmbH and is committed to the digitization of business customers in Germany. He has been with Deutsche Telekom since 2009 and subsequently held various management positions within the group.

Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith is an Internet Infrastructure executive with over 20 years of experience in cloud, IaaS and datacenter infrastructure verticals.  Mr. Smith has served as C-level executive at multiple venture capital and private-equity backed businesses resulting in public sales to Internap (INAP) and Equinix (EQIX).  Mr Smith currently serves as the Global Head of Edge Infrastructure at Equinix.

Alf Henryk Wulf

Alf Henryk Wulf is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) and holds an MBA from EM Lyon Business School. Today he is focusing on his multiple supervisory board mandates and his activities as investor and business angel.

Leadership Team

Sarah Winzen

Sarah Winzen is VP Product at 1NCE

  • Sarah is part of the Technology team since 2018 when 1NCE started its journey

  • Passionate for IoT and agile product development

  • Previously she gained experience in the software and telecommunication industry

Hans-Jörg Johnen

Hans-Jörg Johnen is Senior Vice President Service Delivery at 1NCE and an experienced Senior Manager in the Telecommunications industry

  • Previously Vodafone, TUI

  • Service Development and Operations for digital services

  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Ervins Kampans

Ervins Kampans is VP of Enterprise Architecture at 1NCE and a distinguished IoT technology leader

  • Previously LMT/Telia, Huawei, Tele2

  • 25 years of experience in mobile telecommunications, data networks and IT

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and MBA

Jans Jelinskis

Jans Jelinskis is Technical Director at 1NCE and MD at 1NCE Latvia, which is the Technical Competence Centre of 1NCE

  • Previously Tieto, Lattelecom

  • Former Researcher and Docent at Riga Technical University

  • PhD in Telecommunications and MBA in Innovations and Entrepreneurship

Arne Assmann

Arne is our Vice President Commercial responsible for Strategy, Marketing and Commercials at 1NCE

  • 10 years of experience in the IoT market

  • Overseeing trends and developments in TIMES markets

  • Previously Analyst and Consultant for Statista

Stephan Klink

Stephan Klink is SVP Operations at 1NCE and an experienced business leader with a strong background in IoT, Sales, Operations, Commercial and Technology

  • Previously Vodafone, T-Mobile US/Sprint

  • Independent advisor to private equities

  • M.Sc. in Information Technology

Ingūna Vorobjova

Inguna Vorobjova is VP HR at 1NCE with a good background in global HR, Operations and Tech

  • Previously Hypercom, VeriFone and Ingenico Group

  • Extensive international experience in public global corporations

  • MBA

Hans Kilian

Hans Kilian is Head of Legal at 1NCE


  • Attorney-at-law in a large multidisciplinary law firm

  • Legal Counsel in a multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company

  • Studied at Unversities of Tübingen, Dublin and Munich

Hitoshi Ono

Hitoshi Ono is Senior Vice President of Japan / APAC at 1NCE, an experienced IoT executive

  • Previously at Vodafone, Cisco Jasper, HPE, Panasonic

  • IoT account management experience to global customers in multiple industries

  • BS in Biological Sciences from the California Polytechnic State University

Nicolas Martinez-Fresno

Nicolas Martinez-Fresno is Senior Vice President for Business Development & Sales for Europe

  • Previously Vodafone, Telefónica, Alcatel

  • Independent advisor to private companies

  • M.Eng. in Industrial Eng., Exec. MBA

Arthur Lobato

Arthur Sayão Lobato is Vice President for Latin America leading the 1NCE international expansion into the region

  • Previously Eseye, Silver Spring Networks, Accenture and PWC

  • Former Commodities trader in Chicago and São Paulo

  • MBA from the University of Chicago

Rene Albrecht

René Albrecht is VP South/Eastern Europe at 1NCE. Embedded and artificial intelligence expert with vast experience in the IoT market and a passion for all things connected


  • Previously Allnet, Hotelify

  • Proven IoT Experience

  • Computer Scientist

Joe Panella

Joe Panella is 1NCE's Vice President of Sales for North America. Joe has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications and IoT

  • Previously IBM, AT&T Jasper and Cisco

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

  • Joe is a Husband, Parent, Carpenter, Photographer, Barbeque Chef, Sailor, Fisherman, and Struggling Musician

Fernando Mendioroz Cotelo

Fernando Mendioroz is SVP for 1NCE Uruguay and expert in core networks and platforms for mobile telecommunications

  • Previously Inswitch, Digicel, Telestax

  • Former professor and researcher for University ORT Uruguay & Colombia

  • M.Sc. in Telematics Engineering

Christoph Brunke

Christoph Brunke is Senior Vice President in 1NCE Technology building IoT solutions backed by his profound experience in the IoT and telco market


  • Previously in IT consulting at Infosys and Umlaut

  • Product Development in Deutsche Telekom and Operations E-Plus

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