Sascha Hancke reinforces the management of mobilezone Deutschland and powwow as of 1 August 2022




Cologne/Rotkreuz, 6 October 2021

Sascha Hancke reinforces the management of mobilezone Deutschland and powwow as of 1 August 2022

On 1 August 2022, mobilezone Deutschland will expand its management with Sascha Hancke as Managing Director Purchasing & Category Management. As a result, along with co-CEOs Jens Barth and Wilke Stroman, mobilezone will be bolstering the management of powwow GmbH and powwow Berlin GmbH. In addition, Sascha Hancke will join the management of mobilezone Deutschland GmbH.

Sascha Hancke can look back on many years of experience in the telecommunications and consumer electronics sector. Following executive positions at Deutsche Telekom AG and LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH, among others, he held posts in sales and category management at Media-Saturn Deutschland GmbH for more than ten years. There, as Category Group Head Smartphones & Services, he most recently expanded the market share in the smartphone segment from 6 to over 25 per cent and succeeded in almost doubling the number of mobile communications contracts sold. Wilke Stroman, CEO of mobilezone Deutschland and Co-CEO of powwow commented, "I'm delighted that Sascha Hancke has decided to join us. With his valuable trove of experience in the field of telecommunications and consumer electronics, he has everything to succeed in helping to shape our ambitious growth course." Sascha Hancke said about the change, "mobilezone Deutschland's development - with powwow as a fast-growing e-commerce company - is what inspired me to move. I want to make things happen and am convinced that I can do just that in the mobilezone environment."

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About mobilezone
Founded in 1999, mobilezone holding ag (ticker symbol SIX: MOZN) had sales of CHF 1,237 million and a net profit of CHF 34.5 million in the reporting year 2020, making it the leading independent Swiss and German telecommunications specialist.

The mobilezone group employs around 1,000 employees at the locations in Rotkreuz, Urnäsch, Zweidlen, Berlin, Bochum, Cologne and Münster. Its product range includes a complete assortment of mobile phones and tariff plans for mobile and fixed-line telephony, digital TV and Internet from all providers. Providing independent consulting and services for private and business customers, providing repair services and supplying specialist retailers round out its product range. The services and products are provided online via various web portals and in over 120 shops of its own in Switzerland.

About mobilezone Deutschland
mobilezone Deutschland GmbH covers the German business of the mobilezone Group, head-quartered in Rotkreuz. The German business of the mobilezone Group includes the companies powwow GmbH and powwow Berlin GmbH, where all of the e-commerce end customer brands are concentrated. The latter are specialised in selling mobile communications contracts and mobile phones in Germany. mobilezone Handel GmbH which is located in Münster, deals with indirect B2B trade. powwow is the market leader in the indirect German telecommunications market. The brands Sparhandy, DEINHANDY, Pricezilla, Handystar, HIGH and SH cover over 80 % of the market. powwow reaches its customers primarily online, but also in specialist retail, wholesale and on TV. powwow employs over 300 employees at its three sites in Cologne, Berlin and Bochum.