appScatter Group plc (LON: APPS), the intelligent app management platform, today announced the establishment of its advisory board. Joining the Company’s advisory board initially are Dr. Thomas Endres as Chairman, Jörg Rieker and Michael Buchen.
Dr. Thomas Endres is Chairman of the Presidium and Executive Board of VOICE, the Association of IT-users in Germany and Co-Chairman of the Presidium and Executive Board of the European CIO Association, an independent not-for-profit representative body for large IT-users. From 2002 to 2012 he was member of the Supervisory Board at Lufthansa Systems AG and as Group CIO, he was responsible for Lufthansa Group information management including strategy, shared services and security management. He is currently a member of the supervisory and advisory boards for a number of companies, where the handling of technologies and digital transformation is of great relevance for the further development of business. He is also active as a digital entrepreneur.
Jörg Rieker is currently Global Lead Partner for Deloitte’s Software Asset Management Services. His key competencies are the efficient and compliant handling of software- and hardware assets as well as data strategies considering the GDPR rules. Before selling his company to Deloitte, Jörg was a serial entrepreneur and is a passionate investor in small and midsized companies. Jörg will join the board in early 2019.
Michael Buchen is the Chairman and Founder of Polar Light Ventures, an investment firm focused on Technology & Internet Ventures in Europe. He is particularly knowledgeable investing in Marketplace and Software companies. Previously he was the Managing Director of Dhabi Holdings, the investment company of senior members of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. Before that, Michael held various roles at Mubadala, the strategic investment firm of the Abu Dhabi Government and at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He also currently serves, or has previously served, on the board of directors and advisory boards of a number of companies in the venture capital, technology, financial services, energy and telecom sectors.
Michael has resigned as a Non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect, to join the newly formed Advisory Board.
As outlined in the Company’s Interim results, published on 27 September 2018, an advisory board has been established to further support the plc board in enhancing appScatter’s offering and opportunities. The advisory board is to be made up of individuals with expert technology and business experience whose primary goal is to assist in securing new large enterprise customers.
Philip Marcella, CEO of appScatter, commented: “We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of three such high calibre individuals to our advisory board. With their expertise, knowledge and experience, we look forward to continuing to grow the appScatter product offering and customer base, with a particular focus on developing our enterprise sales efforts.”