I am very happy to report that we have recruited Robert Lang to lead Fon´s growth in Europe. Hiring Robert was an easy choice. We first interviewed him with Christiane Zu Salm in Munich two weeks ago and we thought he was an outstanding candidate. Then Robert came to Madrid where Mike Volpi our board member from Cisco and Danny Rimer our board member from Index Ventures were visiting and met them and the rest of the Fon team and we all thought he was the right person for the job. Of all of Robert Lang´s career what was key to Fon was that he was the Founder and CEO of one of Europe´s largest WiFi operator: WLAN AG. WLAN AG was sold to Swisscom Group in 2002 and renamed Swisscom Eurospot. While Fon has a very different model to Eurospot Robert´s experience building WiFi networks is very important to Fon. We all give a warm welcome to Robert who begin his work at Fon tomorrow.

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