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Hamburg, April 11, 2013 – Thierry Ondet (42) is to take over as the new Head of Sales for the e-Recruiting division at XING AG, operator of the leading online business network in German-speaking countries. The Frenchman’s previous position was Director of SMB Sales EMEA at LinkedIn. He will take up his duties at XING in May 2013.
Ondet has vast experience in putting together and developing sales organizations at large and medium-sized businesses. Before joining LinkedIn in April 2012 he was a Senior Sales Manager at Google where he continued to develop their sales organization and activities in the D-A-CH region. Prior to that, Ondet spent a number of years at Oracle where he held various positions, the most recent being Sales Director for the D-A-CH region and member of the Oracle Direct European Management Board.
Thierry Ondet said: “I’m really happy about my new position at XING. The company is in a really strong position within the D-A-CH region and still has huge growth potential. I’m looking forward to helping XING lever this potential.”
Thomas Vollmoeller, CEO at XING AG, said: “We’re very happy to have found Thierry Ondet, a highly experienced Head of Sales with vast knowledge of the industry who will help us to continue our growth course.”
XING is the social network for business professionals. Around 13 million members worldwide – over 6 million of whom are based in German-speaking countries – use XING to boost their business, job, and career. XING is a platform where professionals from all kinds of different industries can meet up, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and generate business ideas. Members can meet and exchange views in over 50,000 specialist groups, while also getting together at networking events. The platform is operated by XING AG, which was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. In December 2010, XING acquired amiando AG, a Munich-based company and Europe’s leading provider of online event management and ticketing. The acquisition of kununu GmbH, the leading platform for employer reviews in German-speaking countries, allows XING to extend its position as the social recruiting market leader. Please visit
www.xing.com for more information.