Sunday, 25 June 2017

snom announces appointment of new CEO

snom technology
Friday 20 February 15

Following the increase of snom’s capital stock by its new anchor investor, HeidelbergCapital Private Equity Fund II, to therefore become the majority shareholder of snom technology AG, lays the foundation for the consistent expansion of snom by the appointment Mr. Nadahl Shocair, as Chief Executive Officer. As the new CEO, Mr. Nadahl Shocair stated, “snom is a German multinational corporation and the world&rsquo…

Following the increase of snom’s capital stock by its new anchor investor, HeidelbergCapital Private Equity Fund II, to therefore become the majority shareholder of snom technology AG, lays the foundation for the consistent expansion of snom by the appointment Mr. Nadahl Shocair, as Chief Executive Officer.

As the new CEO, Mr. Nadahl Shocair stated, “snom is a German multinational corporation and the world’s first and leading brand of professional and enterprise VoIP telephones, being the world’s first to deliver VoIP telephones into the market in 1999. We will use the increase in capitalization for new product development, to intensify technological innovation, continue to drive market expansion, increase market-share growth and expand snom’s global footprint through our international subsidiaries, distribution partners and value added resellers.” Shocair added, “As snom's new CEO, I am proud to lead a great team of professional, talented, motivated and truly inspiring men and women who will continue to add value to our customers, partners, suppliers and shareholders.”

André Deloch, partner at HeidelbergCapital and Chairman of the Board at snom, emphasizes the long-term growth interests related to the investment. “We want to support the future development of new products and modern software as well as drive snom’s international expansion.” Mr. Deloch added, “We are of course delighted with the great international team headed by Nadahl Shocair that will shape snom's future.”

Nadahl Shocair, the new CEO at snom, is 53 years old, from Arlington, Texas (in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area) and has worked across the world with approximately 25 years of experience within the different branches of the ICT sector having held key positions that included; Directing Strategist and Interim CEO at Deutsche Telephonwerke AG & Co. KG. (DeTeWe) in both Germany and the UK, interim director at Boomtel Networks in Ascot, England; Executive Director at Centile in Cannes, France; working with CommQuest Semiconductor in San Diego, California to facilitate its acquisition by IBM Micro-Electronics and facilitating the launch of Denso’s mobile CDMA telecommunications business in North America through a development partnership with Qualcomm to launch Sprint’s flagship mobile handset ‘Touchpoint’ and leading the transformation strategy at Hagenuk, the company who invented the world’s first internal Planar low radiation antenna for GSM telephones, the world’s first ISDN/DECT semiconductor in partnership with VLSI, the world first multi-cell DECT PBX solutions and the world first internal antenna technology for DECT handsets.

Additionally, Nadahl Shocair has been supporting, mentoring, lobbying and driving the growth of Berlin’s entrepreneurial technology startups by leading ‘Silicon Allee’, the local and international voice of Berlin’s innovative startup community.


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