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Handing over the baton at Swisscom Enterprise Customers

Berne, 21 June 2017


Christian Petit, head of the corporate business segment and member of the Group Executive Board is leaving Swisscom to take on a new challenge in digital transformation outside of Swisscom. He will stay on to support his successor until the end of July. Urs Lehner, former Head of Enterprise Sales & Services will take on the role of Head of Swisscom Enterprise Customers with immediate effect.

Urs Lehner will begin managing the Enterprise Customers division with immediate effect. He takes over from Christian Petit, who is leaving Swisscom. Urs Lehner has worked at Swisscom for six years, most recently as Head of Enterprise Sales & Services in the corporate business segment. As the new head of the Enterprise Customers unit at Swisscom, Urs Lehner will become a member of the Group Executive Board.

 

CEO Urs Schaeppi said he was delighted that Swisscom has been able to appoint an experienced successor from within the company. He is confident that Swisscom will further strengthen its core B2B business while pursuing the path it has chosen in terms of digitisation and growth areas. Urs Schaeppi: "Mr Lehner is an established telco and IT specialist with tremendous leadership experience and excellent customer relationships, making him the perfect fit for the role. Urs Lehner has an outstanding knowledge of our business and the needs of our customers.” Prior to joining Swisscom, Urs Lehner held management posts in various companies. An IT graduate, he is 49 and lives with his family in Oberwil-Lieli.

 

Christian Petit has been with Swisscom for more than 17 years and helped to shape the company in various roles. Christian Petit held different positions within Swisscom Mobile from 2000 onwards, heading up Swisscom Hospitality and taking responsibility for the Residential division as a member of the Group Executive Board from 2007. Christian Petit headed up the corporate business segment at Swisscom from 2014, managing the consolidation of Swisscom IT Services with the Swisscom corporate business segment and the integration of the Veltigroup. He successfully managed the development of Swisscom Enterprise Customers, including the creation of new business areas in digitisation. Christian Petit has been influential across many aspects of the company, including the service culture at Swisscom and was particularly instrumental in growing Swisscom's presence in French-speaking Switzerland. Maintaining a good relationship with western Switzerland will also be a particular priority for Urs Lehner. The Board of Directors and CEO would like to take this opportunity to thank Christian Petit for his tremendous commitment in various management roles spanning Residential Customers and Enterprise Customers and offer him their very best wishes for the future.

 

About Swisscom Enterprise Customers

Swisscom Enterprise Customers provides corporate customers with one-stop solutions for successful communications. As the largest ICT provider for corporate customers in Switzerland, Swisscom Enterprise Customers manages 5000 business customers. Its offering includes both customised solutions and standardised products, including: network solutions and applications for the mobile communication of people and things, integrated IT solutions incorporating the cloud and outsourcing, collaboration solutions and state-of-the-art workplace environments. Developments in the market and ongoing IT innovations are creating new opportunities for Swisscom within digitisation. The 4,700 employees support companies holistically in their digital transformation with digitisation solutions for sectors such as banking and health as well as cross-sector solutions related to business process automation, artificial intelligence applications or general security.

 

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