Retarus Press Release:
Messaging specialist strengthens its senior management
Retarus brings in General Counsel Florian Frick from Vodafone
Sydney, 31.05.2016 // Florian Frick is named the new General Counsel of the Retarus Group. Effective immediately, the attorney will advise Retarus’ senior management on all strategic issues regarding international law and regulatory provisions, as well as compliance requirements. Florian Frick reports directly to Johannes Hecker, COO of the Retarus Group.
With the addition of Florian Frick as General Counsel, the global messaging specialist strengthens its senior management with an experienced expert in international commercial law, and IT and telecommunications law. In this newly created role, the attorney will primarily support the global expansion strategy of Retarus from a legal standpoint. Furthermore, he will continue to advance Retarus’ association involvement, with the aim of addressing the current needs of customers.
Before joining Retarus, Florian Frick was Head of Legal Technology & Corporate Services at Vodafone Kabel Deutschland GmbH. Prior to 2011, he worked for Atos, formerly Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS), with high-level duties as its senior legal counsel. There he played a key role in advising on the legal and planning aspects of the global carve-out of SIS from Siemens AG and the subsequent integration of the group division in Atos. Prior to this, he worked for many years as corporate counsel for Siemens Enterprise Communications (later Unify) and Allianz Versicherungs-AG.
“Our strategic goal is to continue to expand the international presence of Retarus so we can offer our customers worldwide a safe and efficient flow of information. This means that compliance with complex legal and regulatory frameworks, and data protection laws is top priority. To best serve our customers and to guarantee compliance at all times worldwide, we must be able to continually adapt to the current legal situation,” says Johannes Hecker, Chief Operating Officer of the Retarus Group. “We are pleased to have Florian Frick, a renowned specials in this area, join our team and support us in an advisory capacity as we continue to grow.”
With its outstanding solutions and services, intelligent infrastructure, and patented technology, Retarus manages communication for companies worldwide. Retarus’ state-of-the-art technologies, highly available data centers, and innovative cloud messaging platform offer maximum security, maximum performance, and business continuity. With experience in steering information flows at the enterprise level, Retarus ensures that information is transferred securely and reliably to the right place, at the right time, in the right format—since 1992 and with now 15 subsidiaries on four continents. Seventy-five percent of DAX 30, half of all EURO STOXX 50, and 25 percent of S&P100 companies rely on Retarus services. Our long-standing customers include Adidas, Bayer, BT, DHL, DZ Bank, Honda, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Sony.