About CANCOM

Making the transformation to a digital world a success

As a leading Hybrid IT Service Provider, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source. 

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The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings. 

The more than 5,600 employees of the internationally active CANCOM Group, with around 80 locations in the DACH region, Belgium, Slovakia, Romania and the Czech Republic, as well as an efficient partner network, ensure market presence and customer proximity. The CANCOM Group is managed by Ruediger Rath (CEO), Jochen Borenich (CSO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company’s headquarters are in Munich. CANCOM generated annual revenues of around €1.5 billion in 2023. The Group parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).  

CANCOM in figures

1992

Foundation

TecDAX

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Munich

Headquarter

5,600+

Employees

As a leading Hybrid IT Service Provider, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation.

Sustainability at CANCOM

Creativity and clever ideas for a better future.

Sustainability is a matter close to our hearts and has a high priority as part of our corporate culture. We therefore think and act in an environmentally conscious manner and stand for responsible business and cooperation.

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Management board
Rüdiger Rath

Rüdiger Rath

CEO

CANCOM SE

Rüdiger Rath (born 1966, nationality German) graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Mainz with a degree in Business Administration and has more than ten years of experience in general management: Since 2008, he has been Managing Director and shareholder of Inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH, which was acquired by Logicalis Group in 2015. In 2016, Rath became Head of Europe of Logicalis Group and was responsible for all subsidiaries in Europe as well as the international business in the Executive Board of Logicalis Group. Previously, he held senior finance positions at Inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH and Amadeus Germany GmbH. On October 1, 2021, Rath joined CANCOM SE as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board. In this role, he was responsible for the entire operating business of CANCOM SE with a focus on the areas of Cloud and Managed Services as well as IT Solutions & Sales. Rath was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Supervisory Board with effect from November 1, 2022.

Jochen Borenich

Jochen Borenich

CSO

CANCOM SE

Jochen Borenich was born in 1973 (nationality: Austrian). He studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and completed an Executive MBA at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration & Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). He has also completed postgraduate trainings at Harvard Business School, IMD, Stanford University & MIT. He started his professional career at debis Systemhaus (DaimlerChrysler AG). From 2002 to 2010, Borenich was responsible for sales at T-Systems Austria and from 2006 was also a member of the executive board. Since 2010, he has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on the board of K-Businesscom (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom AG). In his book “Hybrides Arbeiten & Digitalisierung” (Hybrid Work & Digitalization) (2021), he deals with the topic of new working worlds as a co-author. He was also a founding member and president of ICT Austria until July 2023. On August 1, 2023, he moved to the CANCOM Group as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). As a member of the Executive Board of CANCOM SE, he is responsible for the regional sales units, marketing and portfolio management of the CANCOM Group. In addition, he is also responsible for the Professional Services Organization and Premium Support Services.

Thomas Stark

Thomas Stark

CFO

CANCOM SE

Thomas Stark was born in 1971 and is a German national. After his study of business engineering and two years as a business process analyst at Accenture, Thomas joined CANCOM group in the year 2000. In the following years he held several positions before he was made director purchasing of CANCOM SE in 2003 and director finance of CANCOM SE in 2006. Since 2012 respectively 2014 he is Executive Vice President and CFO of German TecDAX listed CANCOM SE, one of the top 30 German high tech companies. From 2014 to 2016, Thomas was CFO of Pironet AG, member of CANCOM group. As member of the Management Board of CANCOM SE he is responsible for topics concerning the fields of Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). Other mandates held: None.

Supervisory board
Klaus Weinmann

Klaus Weinmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of PRIMEPULSE SE, Munich

Klaus Weinmann (born 1969; nationality: German) studied business administration at the University of Augsburg from 1990 and graduated in 1995 with a degree in business administration. He founded CANCOM together with Stefan Kober and Raymond Kober during his second year of study. In a managerial role and later as Chairman of the Executive Board, he shaped the rapid growth of the CANCOM Group. In 1999, the CANCOM Group went public under his leadership. Since 2012, it has been listed as one of the leading German IT service providers in the TecDAX index of the 30 largest high-tech companies in Germany. After many years of successful work as CEO of the CANCOM Group, he moved in 2018 to become CEO of PRIMEPULSE SE, the Munich-based investment holding company he co-founded in 2014, which invests in companies with a technological focus.
Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STEMMER IMAGING AG (listed, no Group mandate),
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of glueckkanja AG (not listed, no Group mandate).

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STEMMER IMAGING AG, Puchheim (listed company, no Group mandate)
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of glueckkanja AG, Offenbach (not listed, no Group mandate).

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None

In CANCOM Supervisory
Board since
Oktober 25, 2023
(court appointment)
Office term endsAGM 2029
Dr. Kari Kapsch

Dr. Kari Kapsch

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Managing Director of Kapsch Immobilien GmbH

Dr Kari Kapsch (born 1964; nationality: Austrian) joined Kapsch AG in 1982 and has held various positions in the course of his career. In 2001, Dr Kapsch, who holds a doctorate in physics, was appointed Chief Sales and Production Officer of Kapsch AG. In this role, he made a significant contribution to the successful acquisition of the contract for the Austrian toll collection system for Kapsch AG. In 2002, he was appointed COO of the Kapsch Group and also held the position of CEO on the Executive Board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG, which later became K-Businesscom AG, between 2003 and 2010. He subsequently served as CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom AG between 2011 and 2019. He was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kapsch BusinessCom AG from 2011 until 2021 and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the successor company CANCOM Austria AG (formerly K-Businesscom AG) since 2021.

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:
Chairman of the Supervisory Board CANCOM Austria AG (not listed; Group mandate)

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None

In CANCOM Supervisory
Board since
Oktober 25, 2023
(court appointment)
Office term endsAGM 2029
Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe

Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe

Member of the Supervisory Board

Holder of the Chair of Strategy and Organization
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe has held the Chair of Strategy and Organisation at the Technical University of Munich since 2009. In 2017, she was voted one of the 40 leading HR personalities (award from Personalmagazin magazine).

Professor Welpe’s expertise includes the digital transformation of companies, the impact of digital technologies on business and organisations and the future of leadership and work/organisational design.

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards:
Member of the Supervisory Board of Deloitte Deutschland GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfunggesellschaft, Düsseldorf (not listed; no Group mandate),
Member of the Supervisory Board of STEMMER IMAGING AG, Munich (listed; no Group mandate),
Member of the Supervisory Board Indus Holding AG, Bergisch Gladbach (listed; no Group mandate)

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None

In CANCOM Supervisory
Board since
AGM 2019
Office term endsAGM 2029
Dr. Swantje Schulze

Dr. Swantje Schulze

Member of the Supervisory Board

Vice President Revenue EMEA of Knime AG

Dr Swantje Schulze (born 1969; nationality: German) is an experienced change manager with proven expertise in the field of digital transformation and cloud solutions. She has over 25 years of experience in sales in the IT industry and has worked for major international companies worldwide and in the German market. During her doctorate, she worked as a sales and marketing manager for an IT company from 1999. In 2006, she moved to IBM Germany, where she worked as Field Sales Manager for various products and was honored with the internal Achievement Role Model Leadership Award for her work. After three years as Director Sales for Software Solutions at CANCOM and one year in the management of the subsidiary Glanzkinder, she joined Oracle in 2014. Here she initially led an international team for Inside Sales in Northern Europe, then worked in the German management for the Partner Business before she was responsible for an international team in 30 locations in APAC. Between December 2020 and November 2021, she looked after a large customer in the telecommunications sector at Microsoft and then worked at e-Spirit AG as Vice President Sales EMEA. Since 2022, she has focused on the topic of AI and has taken on roles at IT companies that provide AI solutions. In November 2022, she joined Dataiku as Regional Vice President Sales for the German market. In May 2024, she took on the role of Vice President Revenue EMEA at Knime AG.

Memberships in other statutory supervisory boards: None. 

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None.

In CANCOM Supervisory
Board since
April 19, 2023
(court appointment)
Office term endsAGM 2029
Dr. Ilias Läber

Dr. Ilias Läber

Member of the Supervisory Board

CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Value Management Ltd. and Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors of SEO Management AG, Jona (Switzerland)

Dr Ilias Läber (born 1974; Swiss nationality) began his professional career at McKinsey & Company from 2001 to 2008, where he rose to Associate Principal. From 2008 to 2019, he worked at Cevian Capital as Partner and Managing Director of the Swiss office. From 2013 to 2019, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Panalpina World Transport Holding Ltd, where he served as Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. In 2019, he joined Quercis Pharma AG as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Since 2021, Ilias Läber has been CEO, partner and member of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Value Management Ltd. The company manages and oversees the industrial and private investments of the Thomas Schmidheiny family. Since 2022, Ilias Läber has also been co-founder and Managing Partner of the Spectrum Entrepreneurial Ownership Fund, an investment vehicle that manages a focused portfolio of listed European mid-cap companies. Ilias Läber holds an MSc in Engineering from ETH Zurich and an MA in Economics from the University of Zurich, where he received his PhD in 2004.

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards:
Holcim LTD, Zug, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors
Swiss Automotive Group, Cham, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors

Memberships of comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None

In CANCOM Supervisory
Board since
January 1, 2024
(court appointment)
Office term endsAGM 2029
Maidl Juergen

Jürgen Maidl

Member of the Supervisory Board

Freelance management consultant

Jürgen Maidl (born 1960; nationality: German) studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Ulm and, after graduating with a degree in engineering, started his career as a software developer at a specialist for universal testing machines, where he also gained his first management experience as head of the software and universal testing system department. After joining Capgemini in 1988, he took on various management roles in both delivery and sales, most recently as International Account Director in 1994. From 1994 to 1998, he gained further experience in the system house and IT service provider environment at debis Systemhaus GmbH, most recently as Senior Vice President. In 1998, he moved to the BMW Group as Senior Vice President Group IT. Until 2023, he held various roles at the BMW Group, particularly in the areas of organisational development, logistics and process management as Senior Vice President. Since October 2023, he has been active as a freelance management consultant for international mandates in the service and software sector. Mr Maidl also advises companies as part of three advisory board functions and a mentorship programme.

Memberships of other statutory supervisory boards: None

Memberships in comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises: None

In CANCOM Supervisory Board sinceAGM 2024
Office term endsAGM 2029
Audit committee
ChairpersonDr. Ilias Läber
Vice ChairpersonKlaus Weinmann
MemberProf. Dr. Isabell Welpe
Nominating Committee
ChairpersonKlaus Weinmann
Vice ChairpersonProf. Dr. Isabell Welpe
MemberDr. Swantje Schulze
Experts
ESG expertProf. Dr. Isabell Welpe
Expert in accordance with Section 100 (5) AktG: AccountingKlaus Weinmann
Expert in accordance with Section 100 (5) AktG: Audit of financial statementsDr. Ilias Läber
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