Christian Gisy appointed Chief Financial Officer of Scout24
- Entry into the management on 01/09/2014
- Gisy teams up with CEO Ellis to further drive Scout24 Group’s growth strategy forward
Munich, 8 August 2014 – As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Christian Gisy (47) assumes responsibility for the financial department of Scout24 Holding GmbH on 01/09/2014. Thus far, Gisy is serving as long-time CEO of CinemaxX. He follows Joe Lichtenberger who leaves Scout24 for personal reasons.
Christian Gisy has been a member of CinemaxX’s executive management since 2006, initially as CFO, later as CEO of the listed company and subsequent to the successful delisting of CinemaxX in February 2014 as Managing Director of CinemaxX Holdings GmbH. He played a decisive role in the successful restructuring process and the subsequent growth track of the company in recent years.
As CFO of Scout24, Christian Gisy will support the executive team around CEO Greg Ellis in further carrying out Scout24’s growth strategy. The aim of the Group is to focus on the high-growth core businesses and to systematically improve and extend the company’s service portfolio.
In this context, Scout24 CEO Greg Ellis said: “With Christian Gisy, we have won over an experienced and successful manager for a key position in our company. For many years, he has taken the right decisions for CinemaxX in order to create sustainable, profitable growth. The whole Group will benefit from his experience, also in dealing with investors.”
With regard to the departing CFO Joe Lichtenberger, Ellis said: “On behalf of the entire management team, I would like to thank Joe Lichtenberger for his great commitment. With his expertise and his international experience he made a decisive contribution to the development of Scout24 Group, especially during the recent changes to Scout24’s ownership structure.”
Christian Gisy is a graduate economist (Diplom-Volkswirt). He started his professional career as a junior auditor. He then worked for WestLB Panmure as Director Equity Capital Markets. Later, he served as CFO of the music broadcaster Viva Media AG and then, as CFO of Wavelight AG, a listed company which is a producer of lasers for the ophthalmology branch. From November 2006 until the end of September 2008, he was CFO of CinemaxX AG. From October 2008 until December 2008 he solely headed the company’s business, before he became its CEO. Subsequent to the successful delisting of CinemaxX AG in February 2014, Christian Gisy became Managing Director of the CinemaxX Holdings GmbH.
Scout24 is one of Europe's leading groups of companies for online market places. The six marketplaces of the Scout24 Group - ImmobilienScout24, AutoScout24, FriendScout24, FinanceScout24, JobScout24 and TravelScout24 - are present in 22 countries. As a strong partner, Scout supports its customers in important decisions, in particular in the fields of housing, mobility, partnership and finance. Around 14 million Internet users place their trust in the Scout24 Group's program every month. Further information is available under http://www.scout24.com.
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