Herbert Vogel, 62, the founder of itelligence AG, the most successful SAP partner for SMEs, and the company’s CEO since 2001, is to retire in July 2016. The long-standing CFO of itelligence AG, Norbert Rotter, 48, will take over from him as CEO of the company on July 1, 2016.
Friedrich Fleischmann, Chairman of itelligence AG’s Supervisory Board, comments: “On behalf of the entire management team, the NTT DATA Group and all itelligence employees, I would like to thank Herbert Vogel for his life’s work and the good cooperation. Herbert Vogel has played a key role in shaping itelligence and developing the world’s largest SAP service provider for SMEs.”
Starting from July 1, Norbert Rotter will take on the role of CEO at itelligence AG. Norbert Rotter has been a member of the Management Board of itelligence AG since January 1, 2008. As CFO, his responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, particularly the successful international expansion of itelligence AG. As a graduate in business administration, he began his career at the international audit firm KPMG Deutsche Treuhandgesellschaft AG in 1995. Norbert Rotter is married and has three children.
Friedrich Fleischmann comments: “With this personnel change, itelligence is successfully combining continuity with its strategic positioning for the future. I would like to congratulate Norbert Rotter on his new position as CEO of itelligence AG.”
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Herbert Vogel founded the company S&P Consult as a start-up in Bielefeld on June 21, 1989. Since then, he has been the company’s Managing Director and a member of its Management Board and, from January 2001 onward, CEO of itelligence AG. itelligence began using SAP technologies as industry-specific solutions at small and medium-sized enterprises at a very early stage. This technology transfer was the breakthrough. With some 5,000 employees in 23 counties and revenue of MEUR 696.2 in 2015, itelligence AG is now the world’s most successful SAP partner for the SME segment. It is the leader in the implementation of new SAP technologies such as big data, cloud applications and SAP HANA.