Klaus Schlichtherle, CEO, Infinigate Group
Andreas Bechtold, Europe President, Infinigate Group
Nidal Othman, MEA CEO, Infinigate Group
Olaf Demuth, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, Infinigate Group.
Klaus Schlichtherle has been the CEO of the Infinigate Group since January 2018. He has led the company to significant profit and market share gains through his strategic leadership. Klaus has over three decades of experience in the IT channel and has managed hyper-growth businesses across EMEA. He has held several leadership positions in distribution and IT vendors organisations, including Computer 2000, Tech Data, Nortel and Logitech, where he successfully led the transformation of cloud infrastructure and services business.
Andreas Bechtold is Europe President at the Infinigate Group. He has held responsibility for driving the company's sales strategy since March 2021. An accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience, Andreas joined Infinigate Germany in 2000 and has held several leadership positions, including Managing Director of Infinigate Germany and Regional Vice President for the DACH region for 15 years, moving to a group-wide position in March 2020. He played a key role in the development of the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and the Value-Add Services (VAS) for the Infinigate Group as well as supporting the expansion of the company’s geographic reach.
Nidal Othman is MEA CEO for the Infinigate Group. He is responsible for spearheading the company's operations and growth in the region. Nidal is an accomplished information security expert with over 25 years’ experience and a track record of building successful teams in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to the merger with Infinigate, Nidal was the CEO of StarLink and pivotal in establishing its reputation as a pre-eminent, trusted cybersecurity and cloud added-value distributor in the MEA region.
Olaf Demuth is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer for the Infinigate Group, where he has worked since November 2018. Previously also the Chief Finance Officer of the Infinigate Group. As a consequence of the group’s significant growth, he handed over this responsibility to his successor. A seasoned executive, Olaf Demuth plays a critical role in shaping the company’s financial and operational success. Olaf Demuth has extensive experience in private equity and exit management, growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business process automation and seed financing.
Julien Antoine – Chief Business Development Officer, Infinigate Group
Mahmoud Nimer, MEA President, Infinigate Group
Richard Huth, EVP Integration, Legal & Compliance, Infinigate Group
Stephan Hassenbach, SVP Strategic Projects, Infinigate Group
Julien Antoine is Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) for the Infinigate Group. Julien applies his extensive expertise to drive growth and innovation, focusing on executive recruitment, business development and strategic planning. An accomplished global business leader with over 20 years’ experience in building and scaling technology companies and a global perspective gained from experience in Europe, the Middle East and APAC, Julien is a strategic thinker who leads negotiations, oversees post-merger integration and drives transformation.
Mahmoud Nimer is MEA President for the Infinigate Group, bringing almost three decades of leadership experience in information security across multiple industries. This includes 18 years as founder, General Manager and President of StarLink, the market-leading VAD in cybersecurity, secure cloud and intelligent automation in Middle East and Africa, before its merger with Infinigate in 2022.
Richard Huth is responsible for Integration, Legal & Compliance at the Infinigate Group. In this position he ensures the seamless integration of newly acquired companies and the management of special reorganisation projects on entity-level. On the legal side, Richard is responsible for all Group related legal matters, as well as ensuring Infinigate’s compliance with all legal requirements, including Environmental & Social Governance (ESG). Prior to this appointment, Richard served as Infinigate’s CFO from 2007 until end of 2018. During his term as Infinigate’s CFO, the business grew from €60M to €500M.
Stephan Hassenbach is responsible for the coordination and implementation of strategic, interdisciplinary projects. Before this, Stephan served as CTO of the Infinigate Group for 12 years, with responsibility for the group’s IT infrastructure and technical integration of additional geographies. Between 2000 and 2007, Stephan managed the product marketing and professional services organizations of Infinigate Germany.
Patric Berger, SVP MSP Sales, Infinigate Group
Thomas Hagelid, RVP Infinigate Benelux & Nordics
Robert Scicolone, MD DE & AT, Infinigate Group
Helge Scherff, MD Germany and RVP East
Patric Berger is Senior Vice President for MSP Sales and Major Accounts since October 2020 and Managing Director of our French entity since March 2021. Prior to that, Patric managed the Vendor Alliances of the Infinigate Group since April 2019 and acted as Interim Managing Director of our UK entity from April to October 2020. Patric has over 15 years of international management’s experience in IT distribution (at Computerlinks and Nuvias). He founded and built Infinigate France in 2014 to 2016. Prior to rejoining Infinigate he was Regional Vice President for Southern Europe at Nuvias.
Thomas Hagelid is RVP Benelux and Nordics, responsible for driving Infinigate’s strategic growth across this vast region. Prior to his latest role, Thomas was the Manging Director of Infinigate Norway (former Nocom Security) since 2006.
Robert Scicolone is Managing Director for Germany and Austria at the Infinigate Group. Previously, he was Managing Director of Infinigate Germany since June 2020, after joining the company in 2015 as Sales Director.
Helge Sherff is Managing Director for Infinigate in Germany and RVP East. He is responsible for the strategic development of Infinigate across the region and for leading the new extended team to achieving additional growth. Before Nuvias’ acquisition by the Infinigate Group, Helge was Regional Vice President, Central Region for the Nuvias Group for 6 years, leading the VAD to growth and an elevated profile in the DACH region. Helge brings over 20 years’ experience in IT sales and management, from his beginning in 1995 with MegaNet, joining Wick Hill in 2001.
André Koitzsch, MD Infinigate Switzerland
Florian Jira, MD Infinigate Austria
Peter Strand, MD Sweden
Thomas Ludvik Næss, MD Norway
André Koitzsch has been the Managing Director of Infinigate Switzerland since April 2018. He has been holding local and international management positions in the IT distribution industry since 1996. Prior to join Infinigate he was Director Value Business at Ingram Micro Switzerland.
Florian Jira, Managing Director of Infinigate Austria, has been in this role since April 2019. He joined the company in 2015 as Team Leader of Business Development and Marketing. In the early stages of his career, he held positions in distribution, at CHS, Ingram Micro, Actebis/Also and as Head of Channel Marketing at Tech Data.
Peter Strand is Managing Director of Infinigate Sweden (former Nocom Security) and has been in this role since 2006. He joined the company in 2002 as Sales Manager. He started his career in the IT industry in 1994, moving to IT Security Distribution in 1998 when joining Swan Distribution.
Thomas Ludvik Næss is MD Norway at the Infinigate Group. In the Cyber Security industry since 1998, he has held sales and leadership positions, such as Head of North Europe Security at Cisco, Nordic Security Sales Director at NTT Security and Country Manager at Trend Micro.
Justin Griffiths, MD UK
Justin Griffiths is Managing Director of Infinigate UK. He has held this position since August 2020. Justin’s career spans over 30 years in the IT channel including senior executive positions within global leading market resellers such as Microwarehouse, Insight, CMS Distribution. His experience, including sales leadership, product management & cloud optimisation.