G DATA: Walter Schumann takes over Sales and Marketing Executive Portfolio

German IT security provider sets course for international expansion.

09/11/2014 | Bochum 

Walter Schumann was appointed as the new sales and marketing director for G DATA Software AG on 1 September 2014. He follows Frank Heisler in this position, who will be focusing on the development of the new IT security service business line in future. After eight years as a board member, Heisler is moving to become the CEO of G DATA Service GmbH. In his new position, Walter Schumann will be particularly concentrating on the development of internationalisation and continuing to drive the focus on the B2B market.

"G DATA is already very well positioned in German-speaking countries and offers its customers an excellent solutions portfolio with very good service," says Walter Schumann. "I regard my main tasks as the continued development and sharpening of our expansion strategy at the national and international level. In the B2B market, I see enormous potential for growth for our company in the solutions for mid-sized companies sector. Making G DATA the leading German provider for virus protection solutions is our declared goal for the years ahead."

The 56-year-old manager is a proven industry expert and previously held leading positions in international IT security companies, including senior vice president of sales for security specialist Astaro, general manager for Central and Eastern Europe at content security provider Clearswift, and managing director EMEA of Zone Labs. Most recently, Walter Schumann served as general manager and vice president of international sales at Eleven GmbH, with responsibility for commercial transactions.

The board of G DATA Software AG still consists of three members: Kai Figge (HR and finance), Andreas Lüning (technology) and Walter Schumann (sales and marketing).