Change to the Board of Directors at SIBB e.V.: Thomas Schröter is the new Chairman of the Board

Berlin, August 13, 2014

  • eventurecat’s CEO, Thomas Schröter, is the new Chairman of the Board of the ICT & Digital Business Association Berlin–Brandenburg (SIBB e.V.)
  • Focus on topics such as growth, securing qualified employees and know-how transfer

When the former Chairman of SIBB, Christian Köhler, announced his retirement from the Management Board, the IT industry association of the capital region, SIBB e.V. elected Thomas Schröter, then Vice Chairman, as his successor. Dirk Stocksmeier became the second Vice Chairman.

“SIBB would like to thank Mr Köhler for his dedicated and successful work for the IT industry in our region and the many years of good cooperation,” said Stefan Zorn, Member of the Board of the Brandenburg software manufacturer Imatics GmbH. “Although we regret this decision, we accept it.” Köhler had been a Member of the Board of SIBB e.V. since 2008 and held the position as Chairman of the Board since 2011.

Thomas Schröter holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has been actively involved in the IT industry for over 27 years. He started his professional career with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK) Berlin and Siemens AG. From 1988 until 2001, he was CEO of acotec, the software specialist for communication systems and one of the most important high-tech companies in Berlin at the time. Since 2002, Thomas Schröter has been Managing Partner of eventurecat GmbH, a leading M&A specialist for the IT, internet and mobile industry in Germany. He is also Managing Director of förderbar GmbH, which assumes the entire process of fund financing for companies in the ICT, internet and industry 4.0 sectors. He gained extensive international experience by founding a variety of software businesses in Great Britain, France and India, as well as through the takeover of a company in the USA. Thomas Schröter has been a Member of the Board of SIBB e.V. since 2005 and initiated the Forum Finance here. Moreover, the 52-year-old is the Berlin representative for the IT and internet industry in the committee of the guarantee bank Bürgschaftsbank Berlin-Brandenburg.

The new Chairman of the Board, Thomas Schröter, said following his election: “I continue to see my primary tasks as improving the framework conditions necessary for the development of primarily medium-sized IT companies in the regions of Berlin and Brandenburg with respect to growth, securing qualified employees and know-how transfer, as well as publicly illustrating the significant societal and economic impact of our member organisations.”


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About SIBB e.V.

The SIBB e.V. is an association for companies in the IT and Internet industry within Berlin and Brandenburg. We connect industry players and represent their interests in politics and society. As well as this, we provide an active exchange across industry boundaries, with firms and business beyond the realm of IT.

The association holds numerous events to promote exchange of ideas, cooperation and knowledge growth. This includes the regular holding of forums, networks and seminars, as well as regular meets ups in more social and informal settings. SIBB conventions and trade shows in particular stand out as highlights of the year.

In 1992, committed and engaged companies formed the association as the Software-Initiative Berlin Brandenburg. Today the SIBB e.V. is an established partner throughout the IT industry in the Capital Region and a representative of their interests in political and economic spheres.

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