Ralf Ahamer appointed as new member of Management Board of hotel.de AG with responsibility for marketing and product management divisions
Nuremberg, 8 March 2011 – The Supervisory Board of hotel.de AG has appointed Ralf Ahamer (37) as a member of the company’s Management Board with responsibility for the marketing and product management divisions with effect from 1 May 2011.
Ralf Ahamer most recently worked as Chief Marketing Officer at XING AG, the leading online network for professionals. In his time from openBC to XING he was responsible, among other areas, for marketing, customer care, community management and product management. Furthermore, he also built up the advertising sales division and played a key role in developing the business model for the jobs marketplace. He launched successful campaigns and cooperations in Germany and abroad, building scalable structures for XING’s international growth, e.g. in the areas of web analysis and CRM.
Dr. Stefan Morschheuser, Supervisory Board Chairman of hotel.de AG: “I am delighted that in Ralf Ahamer we have managed to acquire an extremely experienced and competent management personality from the internet scene for our Management Board. With him, we have secured hotel.de’s consistent alignment as a marketing and product-driven company, two areas where Ralf Ahamer has a wealth of experience and is a proven specialist. This way, we should be able to achieve our ambitious growth targets, both at home and abroad, even faster.”
Dr. Heinz Raufer, CEO of hotel.de AG: “Ralf Ahamer will boost our Management Board team with his superb marketing and product management expertise. We are very much looking forward to working together successfully.”
About hotel.de AG
hotel.de AG operates a global hotel reservation service for companies and private customers at its www.hotel.de and www.hotel.info addresses. Available in 34 languages, these websites enable customers to book accommodation at more than 210,000 hotels in all categories easily, quickly and at optimal prices. More than 4 million private and business customers from all around the world now place their trust in this service to book hotels. When selecting their hotel they can refer to more than 1 million personal hotel evaluations. Well-known companies such as BASF, SAP AG, Texas Instruments and Ernst & Young AG and many more use hotel.de’s corporate application to book hotels for business travel.
Based in Nuremberg, hotel.de AG also has a branch in Hamm (Westphalia) and sales offices in the UK (London), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Rome) and China (Shanghai). The company was founded in 2001 and was publicly listed in October 2006. In 2010, the company mediated reservation volumes in excess of Euro 380 million.
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