Meet Our Team

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  • Thomas Kothuis
    Thomas Kothuis

    CEO

    A seasoned executive with experience in the digital, mobile and online industry. Thomas (aka TK) has worked in Board level positions across Asia, Europe and Africa in start-up and public listed companies. He leads the (management) team as CEO of freenet digital.
  • Jochen Otterbach
    Jochen Otterbach

    CFO

    Jochen Otterbach is an extremely accomplished business executive whose drive and clarity of vision have carried multiple companies through spectacular growth. His distinguished career spans back to 1993, where he occupied the role of Billing and Shares Service Manager at United Parcel Service (UPS). During the period 1999-2007, Jochen was appointed as Head of Central Accounting and Operative Controlling at debitel AG. During this successful spell, he gained extensive knowledge in the industry and decided to take on a new challenge in 2007 as CFO at dug telecom AG within the debitel group. In addition to the CFO role, in 2008 Jochen took the leading role as head of the integration office, which resulted in the successful integration of debitel into the freenet group. Since 2009, Jochen has occupied the Managing Director role at mobilcom debitel Shop GmbH was then offered the same role of Managing Director at Gravis GmbH in 2013.
  • Thomas Richter
    Thomas Richter

    Head of Commercial

    Thomas Richter is a seasoned veteran of the mobile advertising industry and the games industry. In addition to a deep insight of the strategic landscape of these industries, he possesses exceptional change management skills and an analytical mind. He negotiated and closed numerous content deals across the globe; predominantly within the games industry but also with broadcasters, agencies and Hollywood’s large studios. He has a deep understanding of ad-tech and data-driven technologies. Thomas holds degrees in Business Administration and Psychology. Currently, he serves as VP Commercial for freenet digital GmbH.
  • Thomas Börner
    Thomas Börner

    Head of Legal

    Thomas studied Law at the University of Osnabruck and is a specialized Lawyer for Telemedia law. He started his work career as a legal in-house counsel at debitel AG in Stuttgart. In 2007 he changed to Jamba GmbH, where he is working as the head of legal since 2013. He is appointed as Data protection officer and youth protection officer of the company. Thus Thomas has over 15 years of experience as a Lawyer in the Telco-business and within debitel/freenet Group.
  • Marc Westphal
    Marc Westphal

    Head of Technologyy

    Marc has studied Computer Science in Berlin. He was employed as a software developer, lead developer, system engineer and consultant before he started his employment at Jamba GmbH. He started to work for Jamba GmbH in 2000 as a consultant. After three months he got employed and became the lead of the IT backend development team. After taking over further development teams, QA, customer service and the technical operations team, Marc is now responsible for all IT related systems and teams at freenet digital and part of the management team.
  • Chris Bisset
    Chris Bisset

    Head of Finance

    Chris Bisset holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree with a major in Marketing – Auckland University. Upon graduation, Chris began his career as a General Manager within a family business in the corporate hospitality industry. In 2001, Chris re-located to London, United Kingdom and worked as a Management Accountant. From 2003 to 2010, he worked for a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters as a Sales and Marketing Analyst Manager. In 2010, Chris joined Freenet Digital in Berlin, Germany as a Marketing Analyst – Associate Director. He transferred internally in 2011 to the Finance Department, as the Head of Controlling. Subsequently, in 2015, Chris was promoted to Head of Finance. He is responsible for all finance related teams, processes, risk & compliance, internal audit and is part of the operational management team.
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