07 February 2002
Also effective 1 April 2002 Urs Schmidig will take over as the new CEO of Bluewin. An employee who has been with the company from its inception and hitherto deputy of Christoph Brand, Urs Schmidig is well acquainted with his management brief at Bluewin. Urs Schmidig played a pivotal role in the successful development of Bluewin´s service offering and has been responsible for a good eighteen months for the operational side of Bluewin´s business (access, portal, application services). Urs Schmidig will become a member of the Swisscom Fixnet executive board. He is 35 years old and a graduate in Media Studies.
Another newcomer to the FWS Profit Center is Christian Hütwohl, aged 39, and until now a member of the executive board and CFO of Bluewin Ltd. At Bluewin Mr Hütwohl was responsible for rapidly setting up the finance department following the spin-off from Swisscom in May 2000, as well as introducing the use of IAS (International Accounting Standards) and looking after financial controlling of the Bluewin group and strategic planning. At FWS he will assume responsibility for the newly created finance department. Christian Hütwohl´s successor at Bluewin will be Knut Eschweiler, aged 35, and previously CFO of the former subsidiary BluePrimus.