Press Release

asknet expands its Executive Board

Vice President Ute Köhler promoted to the Executive Board as of July 2, 2014.

Karlsruhe, Germany - July 2, 2014 – asknet AG expands its Executive Board. Ute Köhler will join the company’s Board as of today. She has over 16 years’ experience in the IT sector and has been in charge of business operations for asknet since 2006, most recently as Vice President. In her capacity as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ute Köhler will take over Michael Konrad’s responsibilities in project management, business operations and product development. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Konrad will remain in charge of sales, marketing, finance, human resources and investor relations. In addition, he will increasingly focus on the company’s strategic development in order to leverage new growth potential.

“We are pleased to have found an experienced member for asknet’s Executive Board in Ute Köhler, who will continue the company’s success story together with Michael Konrad, building on her long-standing expertise in the IT sector and her profound knowledge of asknet Group and the e-commerce business,” said Dr. Joachim Bernecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of asknet AG.

About asknet
asknet, a leading global provider for customized e-commerce solutions allows merchants to sell into more than 190 countries around the globe. asknet's e-commerce gateway exceeds market standards for software and digital media distribution. The company develops and maintains portals for software distri-bution and supplies 80% of all German universities with software products. asknet acts as a large account reseller for Adobe and Microsoft in the Academic Market. asknet offers students a wide range of software downloads for personal use through its leading Internet platform „“. asknet’s customers include numerous providers of specialty software and licensing products including ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, HBO, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, Panda Security and Steinberg Media Technolo-gies. asknet was founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe). In 2013 the company’s transaction revenues amounted to around 96 million euros. For more information, visit