Wolf Ingomar Faecks is regarded as a thinker and driver of digital transformation, and has carved out a long and illustrious career in the international agency and consulting business. With immediate effect, Faecks will contribute his expertise to the Serviceplan Group in the newly created position of Plan.Net CEO. The 50-year-old industry expert will be responsible for the Plan.Net agency group’s business together with Manfred Klaus and Michael Kutschinski.
The mission of Faecks is to increasingly focus Plan.Net as an experience, consulting and technology provider that supports its clients as a competent and reliable partner in all areas of digital transformation and communication. Furthermore, Faecks is to push the internationalization of the Plan.Net group together with Serviceplan International Managing Director Markus Noder.
“With Ingo Faecks we have been able to secure the talents of one of the leading heads in the field of digital transformation for the Serviceplan Group. He is an adept at both the agency and consulting side and will be an important sparring partner for our customers in the “House of Communication” on the digital path to the future. I personally hold Ingo in high esteem and am delighted that he will be enriching our group with immediate effect with his many years of experience, excellent expertise and as a visionary manager,” commented Florian Haller, CEO of the Serviceplan Group, to whom Faecks will be reporting.
The new Plan.Net CEO has set himself equally ambitious goals: “Plan.Net is already the leading independent digital agency in Europe. Together with my partners, I will further sharpen the profile of our agency group, expand our innovation and product development competencies and position Plan.Net as a holistic, integrated provider of the entire range of digital services and technologies as well as strategic transformation consulting and implementation. I am also very much looking forward to contributing to the further international strengthening of the Plan.Net Group“.
The responsibilities within the Plan.Net management team will be partially redistributed after the departure of Klaus Schwab – who led the Plan.Net group since 2016 together with Manfred Klaus, and most recently alongside with Michael Kutschinski, and who announced at the end of the year that he would be departing the group. As CEO, Wolf Ingomar Faecks is responsible for the strategic development of the Plan.Net Group, and he is also in charge of new business and key accounts, and assumes the role of spokesman. Managing Director Manfred Klaus will in future act as COO of the Group, and will be responsible for Finance & Controlling, M&A, Organisational Structures and HR. CCO Michael Kutschinski continues to be responsible for the creative excellence of the Plan.Net Group.
Faecks, who holds a degree in industrial engineering, comes from Publicis Sapient, where he held various positions since 2005, most recently as SVP and Industry Lead for Automotive and Health and as Managing Director DACH. For the EMEA and APAC region, Faecks has supported companies such as Daimler, VW, Audi, DHL, FCA, Beiersdorf and Roche in their digital business transformation. For his various business areas, Faecks, who also belonged to the Global Leadership Team of Publicis Sapient, was responsible for new business and the expansion of existing customers worldwide. The management consultancy CapGemini was a further stage in his professional career, where he was responsible for clients such as Vodafone, O2, DTAG and Sky until 2005. The industry also knows him as the long-standing face of the GWA (the Association of Communication Agencies), where he was president for four years.