Aug 30, 2023

akenza welcomes Philipp Bolliger as new Chairman of the Board

Alexis Leibbrandt

akenza introduces and welcomes our new Chairman of the Board, Philipp Bollinger.

Zurich, 23.08.23

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Philipp Bolliger as the new Chairman of the Board. With an exceptional background and wealth of experience in IoT, digital transformation and entrepreneurship, Philipp is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of akenza.

After receiving his PhD, Philipp embarked on his entrepreneurial journey as the founder and CEO of Koubachi, a groundbreaking IoT startup revolutionizing plant care. His leadership led to the successful acquisition of Koubachi by the Husqvarna Group in 2015, marking the first of his notable corporate exits.

Subsequently, he took on the role of CEO at Thingstream, steering the company to global recognition in the realm of Internet of Things Communications-as-a-Service. Under his guidance, Thingstream achieved a significant milestone with its acquisition by u-blox AG in the spring of 2020.

Philipp's career continued first with his role as Vice President Digital for dormakaba, a global leader in secure access solutions, and later with his board member positions in various tech startups.

Finally, Philipp is a Venture Partner at Momenta, a venture capital and growth firm focused on the digital industry.

"I'm enthusiastic to join akenza, a company with a visionary approach to IoT. My journey in the IoT space has shown me the importance of low-code connectivity solutions that lower the complexity of the IoT, and I'm committed to leveraging my experience to guide akenza towards even greater success."
-Dr. Philipp Bolliger, New Chairman of the Board

As new Chairman of the Board, Philipp's extensive expertise in IoT and digital transformation will play a vital role in shaping the company's strategic direction together with the two Co-CEOs of the company, Jonas Schmid and Simon Rieser. His track record of navigating startups through growth and acquisition phases aligns with akenza's mission of providing a cutting-edge low-code IoT platform to enterprises worldwide.

"We are thrilled to have Philipp on board as our new Chairman. His visionary leadership and proven track record in the IoT industry will undoubtedly drive akenza to new heights."
-Jonas Schmid, Co-CEO of akenza

akenza looks forward to a transformative journey with the help of Philipp as the company continues to innovate and lead the broader adoption of IoT in our society.

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