Board change at Austrian Bene – Austrian manufacturer of professional furniture, Bene, has appointed Michael Fried as new member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales & Marketing.
Fried will take over the responsibilities of Michael Feldt, who has resigned from the Executive Board for personal reasons.
At the same time, Bene announced that they will publish information about the new strategy as well as the results for the first half of 2014/15 ahead of schedule on 18 September 2014.
The previous Board member responsible for Sales and Marketing at Bene, Michael Feldt, has informed the Supervisory Board at short notice that he is resigning ahead of his contract’s scheduled end date of 31 Dec. 2015 for personal reasons and will be moving back to Germany.
Michael Fried (49), a proven marketing and sales expert, launched his career at ABN AMRO Bank after studying at the Vienna University of Economics. He was subsequently the founder and CEO of the online auction house OneTwoSold.
The Vienna native’s career path also led him to Telekom Austria, ONE/Orange, the consulting company Intercontrol Beratungs GmbH and the technology company Deuromedia.
Most recently a partner in the communications agency Brunswick Austria, CEE & Turkey, Michael Fried will assume all of Michael Feldt’s responsibilities with immediate effect, thus forming the international office furniture company’s Executive Board together with Rudolf Payer, who remains the Member of the Executive Board team responsible for Operations & Finance.