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gicom AG Restructures Executive Board: Focus on Generational Change

gicom is aligning its focus on the future and expanding its international customer base.


OVERATH – January 9, 2024 – gicom, a leading provider for agreement, negotiation, pricing, and condition management for SAP® S/4HANA for trade, wholesale, buying corporations, and the consumer goods industry, has undergone a new orientation in its executive board at the beginning of 2024. With this restructuring, gicom emphasizes the generational change initiated a year ago and its commitment to continuity and innovation. 


Dirk Eberle Appointed as the New CEO 

Effective January 1, 2024, the Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Dirk Eberle as the CEO of gicom AG. Eberle, who already has extensive experience in various leadership roles within the company, now takes on the responsibility for Products and Services, comprising Development and Consulting. The change in the executive board reflects gicom’s growing focus on exploring new markets and increasing market presence both domestically and internationally. 

“As the new CEO, my particular focus is on the sustainable growth of gicom and expanding our portfolio of offerings,” says Eberle. “I aim to further strengthen our motivated team with highly qualified professionals, expand our service offerings, and drive innovations and services. Together with my dedicated team, we strive to continuously improve our services and solutions to meet the dynamic requirements of our customers.” 


Stefan Hilger Takes Global Responsibility for Sales 

As part of the restructuring, Stefan Hilger, a longstanding board member, will assume responsibility for global sales and marketing. This strategic positioning aims to ensure that gicom further expands its successful market presence on an international level in strategically important regions. 


Hans-Jakob Reuter Moves to the Supervisory Board 

Hans-Jakob Reuter, co-founder and visionary of gicom AG, has significantly contributed to the company’s success for over two decades. As the head of Innovation and Product, he has played a crucial role in shaping the company’s strategy. At the beginning of 2024, Reuter will step down from his role as CEO and transition to the Supervisory Board. His exceptional contribution has shaped gicom’s success, for which his fellow board members, Eberle and Hilger, express their sincere thanks and recognition. 

The restructuring of the executive board marks a significant step in gicom’s long-term planning. The company remains committed to driving innovation, solidifying its presence in existing markets, and simultaneously exploring new markets to continue the long-term success story. gicom stays true to its roots while facing the challenges of the future and expanding its expertise with unique solution and service offerings.  



About gicom AG  

gicom has been successfully developing software solutions for the retail and consumer goods industries for more than 25 years. With more than 90 employees, gicom serves customers in over 16 countries and focuses all its innovations primarily on optimizing processes in the relationships between retailers, wholesalers, cooperatives and the consumer goods industry. Its award-winning solutions leverage the latest SAP® – technologies, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Customer Activity Repository, SAP Business Technology Platform und SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Private Edition, are certified for RISE with SAP and are offered nationally and internationally by SAP in a close sales partnership as a solution extension to SAP software.  


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