The Supervisory Board of the IT service provider q.beyond AG is appointing Thies Rixen (50) as a member of the company's Management Board as of 1 October 2022. The experienced IT manager joined q.beyond in 2019 and in subsequent years managed the cloud solutions business and later the company's sales activities as well. Under his management, the cloud business has become the key driver of the company's growth. Revenues in this business field grew year-on-year by 18% to ? 33.8 million in the second quarter of 2022.
A graduate in business administration, Thies Rixen has gained extensive management and industry expertise in the 20 plus years he has worked in the IT sector. Previous posts in his career include CIO and Managing Director at Ingenico Group, leading positions at DXC and most recently Executive Vice President at Deutsche Telekom until 2019. At q.beyond, he drew on this expertise in particular to systematically expand the company's competence in the field of hybrid cloud. Among other developments, this gave rise to a Cloud Competence Center with more than 150 specialists. Here, the company pools all its public and private cloud expertise, maintains partnerships with major public cloud providers and ensures that q.beyond can select and operate the right cloud figuration for each individual customer.