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Christian Wedell

CEO, Copan

Mr. Christian Wedell is the Chief Executive Officer at Copan. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Before establishing Copan, Mr. Wedell spent 15 years with Microsoft in Europe. He joined Microsoft in 1983 as a Sales Manager. After becoming Managing Director of the German subsidiary in 1987, Mr. Wedell expanded Microsoft’s sales and marketing operation into Switzerland and Austria, and later into the emerging Eastern European markets, where he established subsidiaries in eight countries. During his tenure at Microsoft, its business in this region increased from zero in sales to more than $1 billion per year. Initially focusing on ensuring Microsoft’s success with the European PC manufacturers, Mr. Wedell lead the expansion in Europe, building the marketing, distribution, enterprise sales, customer support organization, consulting services, and administrative infrastructure supporting the continued high growth in a diverse 300 million people market. Prior to Microsoft, he spent five years as the Marketing Manager at Modular Computer Systems. Mr. Wedell is the Chairman of the Munich Network and Munich Business Angel Network. He was a Senior Advisor at Creandum AB and served on its Advisory Board. Mr. Wedell has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.