Retarus Press Release:
Messaging specialist strengthens its senior management
Retarus brings in General Counsel Florian Frick from Vodafone
Munich, 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.”
Since 1992, Retarus has been supporting companies in achieving highly efficient communication. The global information logistics provider with 14 branches on four continents always plays an important role where large amounts of data need to be transmitted securely and reliably –– irrespective of which communication channels, interfaces, applications and devices are required. The services are soundly based on a Global Delivery Network which includes the company’s own data centres in Europe, the USA and the APAC region, as well as fully redundant carrier infrastructure. Half of all EURO STOXX 50 companies and about 20 percent of Dow Jones corporations rely on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Bayer, BNP Paribas, Continental, DHL, DZ BANK, Goldman Sachs, Honda, Osram, Puma, Sixt, T-Systems and Sony.