Malte Pollmann successfully spearheaded Utimaco's buy-out from the Sophos Group in September 2013. Prior to Utimaco's independence, he served as VP of Business Development and General Manager of the company's two business units: Hardware Security Module (HSM) and Lawful Interception and Monitoring Solutions (LIMS). Previously, he was product director and business unit leader at Lycos Europe NV (a Bertelsmann company) based in Germany and Paris. He was responsible for managing European product and marketing efforts and had a key role in driving the post-merger integration of French companies Multimania and Caramail SA. With a Master's degree in physics from the Universities of Paderborn and Kaiserslautern in Germany, Pollmann also received a general management education at INSEAD in Fountainbleau, France. In parallel to his work at Utimaco, he also serves on the supervisory board of the International School of IT-Security, isits AG, Bochum.