Board

Frank Heisler

Managing Director

 

Frank Heisler has been with G DATA since 1991. Before joining the board of G DATA Software AG in 2006, he was head of national and international sales. As a board member he is responsible for the sales and marketing departments. Positioning the company as a comprehensive solution provider for the B2B and B2C market and developing it into the world's most customer-friendly security company are goals that Frank Heisler and the G DATA team are committed to.


Kai Figge

Managing Director

 

Kai Figge is one of the co-founders who brought G DATA into being as a garage shop in 1985. He has supervised the technological transition from the start and set out a clear customer perspective for the products and service. As a board member he is today responsible for the finance, personnel and internal organisation departments. In the competition for the best minds, his job is to make G DATA attractive as an employer. Lifelong learning in the in-house Academy, sports activities and events held in a culturally integrative atmosphere are among the things that distinguish the special G DATA spirit.


Andreas Lüning

Managing Director

 

As co-founder of G DATA Software AG, Andreas Lüning has been influencing the orientation of the oldest IT security company around today from the very start. As head of strategic development, the IT specialist promoted and coordinated the technological focus of the company's targets. As of April 2013 he is the board member responsible for all of the companies technical resources and will be working with teams of employees to continue developing G DATA Software AG into a leading security technology company.


Management

Ralf Benzmüller

Head of SecurityLabs

 

As head of G DATA Security Labs, Ralf Benzmüller and his team of experts are constantly fully up to speed with what new trends and subjects are occurring in antivirus research, in close cooperation with international IT security research institutes all over the world. His remit includes the identification, analysis and assessment of new attack scenarios plus the development of new, proactive protection concepts that effectively protect users from still unknown threats on the Internet. Ralf Benzmüller has worked for G DATA since 1999 and has also been a guest lecturer for the IT Security course at the International School of IT Security since 2008.


Michael St. Neitzel

Head of Strategic Development

 

Michael St. Neitzel is responsible for the areas of technology and research, malware analysis, automation technology and the core components of quality assurance. An experienced technical manager, Michael St. Neitzel has successfully planned and executed product development and release projects for renowned international companies. For him, technology is only completely successful if it is hard to distinguish from magic. To bring this intention to reality, analysis, research, development and testing are carried out on a daily basis.


Ralf Hilker

Head of Application Development

 

Maximum security with minimum use of resources is the challenge facing Ralf Hilker and his team every day. His main tasks include planning and coordination of all development activities, the implementation of new protection technologies in products for private users, network solutions for business customers, and mobile applications. The qualified IT specialist started working for G Data as a software developer in 2000 and has been head of application development since 2010. Before joining G Data, Ralf Hilker was a freelance developer and programmer for various international IT companies.


Hendrik Flierman

QA Manager

 

As technical product manager and head of quality assurance, Hendrik Flierman is responsible for all test management in the G DATA protection programme for consumers, business solutions and mobile applications. The qualified application development specialist has many years' experience in the IT security environment and has worked for G DATA Software AG since 2005.


Michael Zimmer

Managing Sales Director

 

Michael Zimmer's responsibilities include strategic orientation of international sales and the development of G DATA's international business. The penetration of key markets and the development of new revenue potential are the central challenges here. Michael Zimmer has been involved with sales management at G DATA since 1999 and has been attorney since 2011.


Helmut Reketat

Global Sales Director

 

In his capacity as Global Sales Director, Helmut Reketat is responsible for operational sales globally for G DATA. His central goal is to continue developing cooperation with the channel alongside the standard retail business and to set the collaboration with retailers and system houses on a broader basis. Helmut Reketat had already been working for G DATA for 17 years before taking over responsibility for all sales activity as head of retail sales.


Kevin Paarmann

Head of Service Center

 

Competent, fast assistance with every customer enquiry, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is guaranteed by Kevin Paarmann and his support team. Kevin Paarmann began his career with G Data as a student assistant in customer service in 2006. Following his studies in business information systems, he became a member of and team leader for the quality assurance department, and has been head of the G Data Service Center since 2011.



Thorsten Urbanski

PR Manager

 

Thorsten Urbanski, Public Relations Manager, who has an Master of Arts in communication science, heads up national and international business communication for G Data Software AG. He is head of the TeleTrust working group "IT Security made in Germany" and is a member of the scientific advisory panel of the German trade fair initiative "CeBIT against Cybercrime".


Manfred Henning

Central Purchasing

 

Head of the central purchasing department since 2011, Manfred Henning is responsible for providing the company with goods and services. The objective of his work here is to promote and continually develop purchasing processes of any type within the company. Manfred Henning has been with the company since 2001. As head of customer service previously, he was substantially involved in the formation and ongoing development of the G DATA ServiceCenter.


Eric Mpongo

Head of Controlling

 

Eric Mpongo has been head of controlling and audits for G DATA since November 2008. The qualified economist can look back on years of professional experience and is responsible for the areas of tax, investment controlling and risk management at G DATA.


Thorsten Kraft

Head of IT

 

Thorsten Kraft has been part of the G DATA team since 1992 and hence is one of the longest standing employees. His commitment has helped make G DATA a successful company. His job covers the cross-departmental IT infrastructure, strategic ongoing development of this and provision of internal technical support.