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1NCE completes nomination of Supervisory Board with the appointment of Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer

COLOGNE, 07/26/2018 – 1NCE, the first Tier 1 IoT Carrier with a clear focus on low bandwidth IoT connectivity, today completes the set-up of its Supervisory Board byannouncing the appointment of Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, effective as of July 1, 2018. The former Federal Chancellor of Austria acts as Non Executive Director within the Supervisory Board of the company.

“We are delighted to welcome Alfred to our team and thus complete the set-up of the 1NCE Supervisory Board,” noted Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chairman of the Board. “With his international insights and industry specific experience, Alfred will help us to execute our strategic vision.”

1NCE offers fast, secure and reliable IoT network connections designed specifically for low-data-volume B2B applications. In cooperation with its partner and host network Deutsche Telekom (DT) AG, 1NCE helps its customers implement new IoT solutions as quickly and easily as possible.

“Alfred Gusenbauer’s appointment represents an important milestone in the young history of the company,” said Ulrich Schumacher, Non Executive Director of the 1NCE Supervisory Board and former chairman of Infineon AG. “This completes the composition of an exceptional Board that will guide the management team with proven expertise and foresight as entrepreneurs and mentors into Europe’s fast growing IoT connectivity markets.”

Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer: experienced industry advisor and former Federal Chancellor

Dr. Gusenbauer currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Strabag AG, a European-based technology group for construction services. From 2000 to 2008, he was President of the Social Democratic Party of Austria, serving as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria and member of the European Council from 2007 to 2008. Alfred Gusenbauer studied law, philosophy, political science and economics at the University of Vienna, completing his doctorate in 1987.
Leadership expertise for challenging new IoT markets: the 1NCE Supervisory Board 
Composed of senior members from the telecommunications and IoT / M2M sectors, the 1NCES Supervisory Board is an extraordinary team of professionals. Besides Dr. Gusenbauer the Board is represented by eight renowned industry experts:

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chairman of the Board: CEO of DFMG Deutsche Funkturm GmbH and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Deutsche Telekom AG.

Ingo Hofacker, Vice Chairman of the Board: SVP IoT T-Systems in the Digital Division of Deutsche Telekom and prior to this COO of DTGroup Innovation.
Gianbeppi Fortis,  Non Executive Director: Founder and CEO of SOLUTIONS 30, has covered several executive positions within IBM, Motorola and Equant.
Dominikus Hierl, Non Executive Director: VP Sales EMEA of Quectel Wireless Solutions. Among other activities, he was CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions before.
Hagen Rickmann, Non Executive Director: Managing Director (MD) B2B Telekom Deutschland GmbH. Prior to that, he was MD of the Service division of T-Systems International GmbH.
Ulrich Schumacher, Non Executive Director: Former CEO of Zumtobel Group AG and former chairman of Infineon AG.
Henning Thieß, Non Executive Director: Executive Director of SendR SE and Founding Partner of finetunes GmbH, which was acquired by Sony Music.
Alf Henryk Wulf, Non Executive Director: Chairman of GE Power and former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG.

The completion of 1NCE’s Supervisory Board is an important step in the corporate strategy of the management team headed by CEO Alexander P. Sator. Furthermore, 1NCE will continue its growth course with the commercial launch in August 2018. From then on, customers will be able to order SIM Cards from 1NCE online to use in IoT solutions within the European Union as well as in Switzerland and Norway.
More information can be found in the press release here