PPRO Group names Ralf Ohlhausen chief strategy officer

Source: PPRO Group

PPRO Group, end-to-end solution provider for international electronic payment, today announced that it is expanding its international reach and has added new members to its team to drive this process.

Since the start of 2014, three experts with vast, hands-on experience have been heading up sales, strategy and marketing activities. Director International Sales, Frank Breuss (38) is responsible for customer acquisition and for customer and partner relationship management. As Chief Strategy Officer, Ralf Ohlhausen (52) will be driving global expansion and Elke Woessner (39) will be looking after corporate communications as Head of PR and Marketing. Philipp Nieland, founder and CEO of PPRO Group, says: "The e-finance market is expanding dynamically at the moment and our aim is to ensure that we are ideally positioned to capitalise on that growth. We are excited to have three experts with excellent track records on board to help us achieve this and we warmly welcome Frank Breuss, Ralf Ohlhausen and Elke Woessner to the team. Their skills and abilities put us in a strong position for future growth."

Ralf Ohlhausen, Chief Strategy Officer
Ralf Ohlhausen, BA in mathematics and Master of Telecommunications Business, has over 25 years' experience in e-commerce, financial services, mobile telecommunications and IT. Before joining PPRO Group, he was President Europe at SafetyPay. Other management positions on his international career path took him to Digicel, O2, British Telecom and Mannesmann. At PPRO, he is responsible for increasing PPRO's global reach, focusing in particular on the addition of new payment choices to the company's portfolio.

Elke Woessner, Head of PR and Marketing
Elke Woessner, MBA Communications & Leadership and BA in translation studies, has many years of experience in the field of international corporate communications. Previously, she was Head of Corporate Communications Europe at Kaspersky Lab Europe. As Head of PR and Marketing at PPRO, she is responsible for building a strong B2B brand image for PPRO and establishing the company as a recognised global player in the e-payment space. In addition to consistent, uniform internal and external communications, traditional marketing campaigns and lead generation initiatives, she will be strategically tailoring the company's international communications to reach specific audiences such as payment service providers and payment system providers.

Frank Breuss, Director International Sales
Frank Breuss has a Master of Marketing & Sales and many years' experience in international sales and marketing activities. He was Country Manager Austria and Sales Manager Europe at SafetyPay before joining PPRO. His role at PPRO focuses on customer and partner relationship management as well as customer acquisition. He will also be looking after the integration of products and services such as innovative payment methods for new countries and target groups. His mission is to ensure ever-rising levels of customer satisfaction by constantly optimising PPRO's service portfolio. 

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