The CEO role at Ascom is not an easy one, as the frequent changes in management over the past few years show. The telecommunications group wants to become leaner and more digital and establish itself as a highly specialized company for medical communication. As the successor to Holger Cordes, ex-boss Jeannine Pilloud had two challenging years with the corona and component crisis and put the traditional company back on a growth path. However, that was not enough for the board of directors.
The numbers were there, but growth was still too meager given a thriving sector, including some high-priced acquisitions, and Pilloud had to go, somewhat surprisingly. Nicolas Vanden Abeele, who took over at the beginning of February and recently celebrated his 50th birthday, is now to do the trick. He brings with him decades of experience in the telecommunications industry and, above all, international routine.