LHS, a leading provider of telecommunications and billing software, has today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Wolfgang Kroh. Previous CEO, Hartmut Lademacher, is to resume his position as Chairman of the Board.
â€œI was very excited when I came back to work for LHS, because of the immediate acceptance of employees and customers, the affinity I held with the company, and because I knew that it has great potential in the market place,â€ said Wolfgang Kroh. â€œThe last six months have been extremely prosperous and now as CEO, I will build on that and continue to make this potential a reality.â€
Kroh, whose LHS history with the company stems back to 1997, had been Senior Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA from 1997-2000. He rejoined the company as Chief Operating Officer six months ago, and brings with him a wealth of more than 25 years knowledge and experience in IT and telecommunications.
Prior to his recent appointment, Kroh was Managing Director of the German subsidiary of EMC2, which he joined in 2001. Kroh was responsible for growing the companyâ€™s profits during a time in which Germany faced an extremely unstable economy.
LHS will benefit greatly from Krohâ€™s excellent track record and in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications industry. It is hoped that this significant appointment will further support the companyâ€™s significant growth, helping it to outperform higher than the market and continue its success story.
â€œI have no doubt that Kroh will take the company forward, and I am pleased to handover the role,â€ said Hartmut Lademacher. â€œThe telecoms industry faces a dynamic future and LHS is in the right place, at the right time, with the right management team to take full advantage.â€
LHS is a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide. Our deep industry knowledge and world-class Business Support Systems are leading the race for convergence, supporting the complete range of business models across the mix of prepaid and postpaid services.
LHS builds innovative systems that enable our customers to introduce new services fast, helping drive revenues up, while keeping operational costs to a minimum. LHS was awarded â€œBest Billing or Customer Care Solutionâ€ by the GSM Association in Cannes in 2005, and won the IIR World Billing Awards for its “Overall Best Contribution to Billing” in London in 2005 and 2006.
LHS is an independent software vendor (ISV) with headquarters in Germany, and offices in Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
For more information, please visit www.lhsgroup.com