HERE Gets New CEO Coming from Cisco

Ludovic Privat

Digital map vendor HERE announced on Friday the appointment of Edzard Overbeek as CEO to lead the company as a newly independent entity.

Overbeek, 48, joins HERE following its acquisition by a consortium made of AUDI, BMW and Daimler. He will start at HERE on March 1, 2016.

Overbeek is currently Strategic Advisor at Cisco, a company at which he has held several senior executive roles since 2000. Most recently he was responsible for the Global Services organization with over $12 billion in revenues and 15,000 employees. Before that he served as President of Cisco's Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China region. Prior to Cisco, he held executive positions at Fujitsu and Siemens.

The press release from HERE does not comment about the fate of Sean Fernback which joined HERE two years ago from TomTom and assumed the position of President during the sale process.

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