Ammar Alkassar, the current Managing Director and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH, will leave the company at the end of the year at his own request and steps down from his tasks as executive director.
Alkassar had taken over his tasks within the technology group as part of the acquisition of Sirrix AG by Rohde & Schwarz in 2015; Alkassar was the person who originally founded Sirrix. The second executive director and CFO with equal rights at the special provider of IT security, Reik Hesselbarth, will manage the company alone until somebody new is appointed as CEO.
Ammar said that part of switching Sirrix to Rohde & Schwarz involved integrating the company and other acquisitions in group structures and that process had been completed. In this sense, the completion of the integration process marks the time when he needed to hand over his executive position and tackle new challenges outside the company.
Peter Riedel, Executive Director of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, thanked him for his work during the last two years and are certain that the company will hear of, read about and see more of Ammar Alkassar in the field of cybersecurity in the future, too.