Hamburg, 24 May 2018 – Patrick Alberts (47) is to become the new Chief Product Officer (CPO) at XING SE. The move will see Alberts heading the B2C segment and the further development of the XING platform. He will be succeeding Timm Richter, who, after serving as CPO for more than five years, will be leaving the company on 30 June to start his own company.
Patrick Alberts has held several positions at XING, the most recent being Senior Vice President. In this capacity, he was responsible for the platform’s premium segment. Alberts received his doctorate in geophysics and is a graduate of the renowned INSEAD business school, where he received his MBA. Before joining the company in 2012, he held various positions at Boston Consulting Group.
Stefan Winners, Chairman of the XING SE Supervisory Board: “The company wishes to record its thanks to Timm Richter. As Chief Product Officer, he has made a major contribution to XING’s impressive growth story. I wish him all the best for what the future holds and thank him for his great contribution to the development of XING. I am also delighted that we have found a successor within XING’s own ranks in Patrick Alberts. His work will ensure that XING’s products and services will continue to stand for innovation and customer focus into the future.”
The leading social network for professional contacts in German-speaking countries accompanies its members through the process of change in the world of work. Against the backdrop of skills shortages, digitalisation and a shift in values, XING supports 14 million members in reconciling work and private life as seamlessly as possible. Members are thereby able to use XING Jobs to search for a job that suits their individual needs, stay up to date with news offers on XING, participate in discussions, and find out about the changes and trends in the new world of work in the XING spielraum portal. At the beginning of 2013, XING strengthened its position as a market leader in social recruiting by acquiring kununu, the market-leading platform for employer ratings in German-speaking countries. XING was established in 2003 and has been listed on the stock exchange since 2006. It has been listed in the TecDAX since September 2011. XING members interact in around 90,000 groups or network in person at one of the over 130,000 professional events each year. XING has offices in Hamburg, Munich, Barcelona, Porto, Vienna, and Zurich. Visit www.xing.com for further details.