NGN appoints CFO Robert Jelinek-Nacke and CCO Helge Weiss
Aubstadt (Bavaria), 20 January 2022 – Leading German B2B fiber operator NGN has appointed Robert Jelinek-Nacke as Chief Financial Officer and Helge Weiss as Chief Commercial Officer.
NGN Fiber Network (‘NGN’) is a German dark fiber provider owning and operating a unique and extensive nationwide long-haul and metropolitan fiber network across 52 cities including Munich, Leipzig, Halle, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Erfurt and Berlin. In June 2021, the company announced a long-term partnership with Eurofiber, a provider of industry-leading open digital infrastructure in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. Together, NGN and Eurofiber are accelerating the expansion of NGN’s already extensive network in order to address increasing demand for fiber infrastructure with a nationwide network to be accessible to all German telecom operators, other network operators, multi-national corporations and enterprises in an open and non-discriminatory manner.
With the appointments of Robert Jelinek-Nacke as Chief Financial Officer and Helge Weiss as Chief Commercial Officer, NGN further strengthens its senior management, thus laying the foundation for future growth.
CEO Christoph Klein: ‘I am very excited to welcome Robert and Helge in our team. Both bring a lot of IT and telecom experience to the table, which is crucial now that we are expanding rapidly.’
Robert Jelinek-Nacke (1966) has held multiple financial senior management positions in the international telecommunications industry for more than 20 years. Roberts most recent positions has been 2021 (acting) CFO- Member of the Board at Bitfield, a start-up specialized in bitcoin mining and from 2016 to 2020, Robert was CFO-Member of the Board of T-Mobile Netherlands (at that period TMNL was a JV of Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 Sweden AB). In earlier years, Robert worked for Telekom Austria and Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia) and joined T-Mobile Austria in 2001. After that, he held various senior management positions at T-Mobile International and Deutsche Telekom headquarter. Robert Jelinek-Nacke has been appointed as CFO-Member of the Board of NGN as of 1 January 2022.
Helge Weiss (1977) has been working as a sales, marketing and product management professional in the ICT industry since 1998. He held senior positions at Telefonica Germany for B2B and B2C and was a Senior Advisor at Roland Berger. In 2017, Helge became Vice President B2B Sales at Unitymedia (a Vodafone company). His most recent roles have been Senior Vice President eHealth Connectivity at CompuGroup Medical and Senior Advisor for telecoms and digitization in the ICT industry. Helge Weiss has been appointed CCO of NGN as of 1 February 2022.
NGN is a leading dark fiber provider in Germany that operates and owns a highly strategic fiber network, covering a substantial portion of Germany. NGN serves MNOs, carriers, DCs and FttH operators with dark fiber turn-key solutions as well as FttH/FttC roll-out projects. As a result of its partnership with Eurofiber, NGN’s fiber-optic network expanded another 40,000 km to The Netherlands, Belgium and France.