Turk to Replace Maierhofer as Simobil CEO

28. März 2007, 00:00

Dejan Turk, the marketing and sales director of Simobil, will replace Andreas Maierhofer as the chairman of the...

Dejan Turk, the marketing and sales director of Simobil, will replace Andreas Maierhofer as the chairman of the Austrian-owned wireless provider on May 1st, company officials told the press on Wednesday.

While Maierhofer is to take up a position in the management of Bulgarias MobilTel, where he will be responsible for marketing, sales and services, his seat on the Simobil management board will be filled by Walter Goldenits, who will be appointed technical and sales director.

Boris Nemsic, the CEO of Mobilkom Austria, the majority owner of Simobil and Mobiltel, told reporters in Ljubljana on Wednesday that Maierhofer had successfully managed Simobil.

According to Nemsic, the company has posted strong development since 2001 and has been a leading force in the Slovenian telecommunications market and a source of good managers. Nemsic was confident that Maierhofer would continue to serve well in Bulgaria, the biggest market for Mobilkom with 4.3 million users, and that Turk along with management board members Goldenits and Milan Zaletel would ensure Simobils success in the future.

Simobil is the second largest mobile provider on the Slovenian market, right after Mobitel, the wireless subsidiary of the national telco Telekom Slovenije. According to the companys data, Simobil commanded nearly 25 per cent of the market in 2006. (Delo)
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