Christian Würst is appointed as new CEO

With effect from the 1st October 2015, Christian Würst takes on the position of CEO of the United Internet subsidiary affilinet. Therefore, he is responsible for one of the largest affiliate networks in Europe, with more than 2,500 advertisers, and over 700,000 publishers (affiliates). Christian Würst has been a member of the affilinet management board for a year.

“We are convinced that Christian Würst with his extensive experience in sales and marketing, and in international business will continue the success story of affilinet, and will be an important stimulus in the strategic development of performance marketing”, says Jan Oetjen, CEO of the Consumer Application division at United Internet.

Previously, the 42-year-old was responsible for worldwide sales in 10 countries, as the Chief Global Sales Officer of 1&1 Internet AG. Before joining United Internet AG, Christian Würst worked as Managing Director of Marketing and Sales at Thomas Cook Central Europe for six years.

Christian Würst commented on his new role: “affilinet stands for customer proximity and innovation, and transforms the market through groundbreaking technologies and marketing solutions in performance marketing. I am very much looking forward to continuing the successful development of affilinet, together with the dedicated team.”

The other members of the management board, Ulrich Bartholomäus, Alexander Röthinger and Alwin Viereck, retain their previous departmental responsibilities.

About affilinet

Since 1997 affilinet has stood for the highest quality, care and transparency in performance marketing. As one of the leading performance marketing service providers, it offers its partners (advertisers, publishers and agencies) solutions on results-oriented online marketing of products and services. Over 2,500 advertisers and more than 700,000 publishers trust the innovative platform of the company. affilinet advises and supports its partners in the selection and implementation of successful partner programmes and lead campaigns, even beyond the country borders. Companies such as Thomas Cook, Sky TV, Now TV and Debenhams value the sector competence of affilinet and the international orientation. The headquarters in Munich and the branch offices in the UK, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland guarantee optimum local service. affilinet GmbH is part of the United Internet group.

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Press contact

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Babel PR

Tel: +44 (0)20 7199 3970

Serena Masih

Serena Masih

Serena is responsible for affilinet’s marketing strategy in the UK and for raising brand awareness through events, PR and other marketing activities.
Serena Masih

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