FONIC: Ralf Gresselmeyer to become new Managing Director

MUNICH. Ralf Gresselmeyer has been appointed new Managing Director at FONIC. Ralf Gresselmeyer will take over the responsibilities of Kai Czeschlik, who is leaving the company at his own request to enter new challenges.
Ralf Gresselmeyer has many years of industry experience in various functions. Most recently, the 38-year-old was responsible in his role as Vice President at Telefónica Germany for the landline business and has significantly promoted the successful development of the DSL range. Since 1999 Ralf Gresselmeyer worked for AOL and headed the product management before taking over the position of head of marketing of HanseNet. Amongst other things, there he was in charge of launching the mobile tariff "Alice Mobile" in the form of a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Germany.
"With Ralf Gresselmeyer we have found the ideal candidate for the position," says René Schuster, CEO at Telefónica Germany Holding AG. "FONIC stands for the simple and fair mobile phone tariff including full comfort. Ralf and his team will further develop the mobile and service offerings and will sustainable push the strong position of FONIC within the market." FONIC GmbH is a subsidiary of the Telefónica Germany Holding AG and provides clear and fair telecommunications offers at attractive prices within the network of O2. The mobile offers of the brand FONIC are sold online at and at over 15,500 sales outlets in Germany.
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed Internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 103 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.