Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumers, corporate and public administration organization customers. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap and it employed 4,100 people.
Role: Head of Electronic and Mobile-Business Unit Elisa Germany
Reference – Dr. Jürgen Kassubek CEO Helsinki Telekom Deutschland
Axel joined Helsinki TeleCom Deutschland (HTD) at 1.June 1999 to lead the Product & Marketing Department. HTD was the German arm of Elisa Communications (aa Helsinki Telephone Corporation, one of the most experienced providers of fixed and wireless telecommunication infrastructure and services worldwide. As a smart investor, Elisa invests into German fixed line networks and leverages the Finnish expertise into the German market place. Elisa’s carrier products are connectivity, shared platform services, systems integration, and systems operation.
Axel was responsible for the Marketing and Product Development for the 18 Elisa city carriers and the nationwide carriers. He coordinated the Marketing & Product related know-how transfer between Helsinki and the German city carrier group and the central product & service roadmap. He negotiated the e-commerce pilot with one of the largest German media houses and a California based e-commerce specialist.
I have especially received compliments of his work from all departments such as the Helsinki based colleagues and the associated carrier management as they very much appreciated his strong business and result orientation, follow ups and recommendation. Balancing his task oriented skill-set is a great personality and friendly demeanor that makes him very well liked by his team members, colleagues, and executive clients.
July 1, Axel was promoted to lead Elisa´s “e-commerce and m-commerce” division, planned as first cross carrier profit center before the global economic downturn stopped this investment.
It has been a pleasure having Axel in our management team. I highly recommend him to any other company and investor, willing to implement a structured growth strategy in the wireless telecommunication sector. Axel will make a valuable addition to any organization that he may join in an executive management role.
Dr. Jürgen Kassubek can be contacted as a reference. Contact details will be provided upon request.