Previously the CEO of Gigaset AG, a leading communication technology company listed on the prime standard of German stock-exchange and Europe's market leader in DECT phones with sales activities in 70 countries worldwide and over 1200 employees. Gigaset is also a pioneer and provider of award winning smart home and IoT solutions “Gigaset elements”. Elements was developed and brought to market under Fraenkl’s leadership. Prior to that, Fraenkl was CEO of ClickandBuy, CEO of AOL Germany, CEO of Vodafone Telecommerce Group, Head of technology of Vodafone, member of the executive board of e-plus and a managing director of Swisscom.
Charles Fraenkl graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering with concentration in telecommunications from the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He also holds a master of science in management from the London business School and speaks 5 languages.