Jena, Germany, 3 June 2013 – Intershop Communications AG today has appointed Axel Köhler as Senior Vice President Global Sales and Customer Operations. Köhler joins Intershop coming from computer manufacturer Dell. In his new role he will be responsible for the strategic planning and roll-out of the world-wide sales program as well as the global marketing activities. Köhler brings in more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry during which he has served in several senior management positions in sales and marketing.
„Mr. Köhler has developed an impressive network within the partner and channel business during his work for several sales organizations at renowned international IT companies. We are happy having found in him a very competent support for the expansion of our worldwide partner network of industry-specific business and implementation partners,” states Intershop CEO Jochen Moll.
Over the last months Intershop has set special focus on partnerships as a chance to leverage their extended know-how and additional sales force to develop even more efficient and customer-specific e-commerce solutions for the market. With the appointment of Axel Köhler another milestone has been reached in this direction.
„The e-commerce market is still growing across the industries without signs of slowing down. However, all of these industries have their individual challenges. In the past I have helped to develop from scratch specific sales channels for the public service, the health care sector, retail, banking, as well as telecommunication business. Therefore, I know about the importance of tailor-made offerings. I am looking forward to becoming part of the Intershop team and to supporting with my expertise the expansion into new markets,“ adds Axel Köhler with regard to his new role.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
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