Diligent Hires Klaus Lindinger From Oracle to Grow Its German Market Share

In addition to providing clients with hosting options in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, the company now offers local sales support and German-language customer service

FRANKFURT, 21 OCTOBER 2014 — Lindinger joins Diligent, provider of the world’s most widely used board portal, from Oracle to help German organisations to quickly and securely communicate their supervisory and management boards’ critical information. For the last three years, Lindinger was Senior Regional Sales Manager with Oracle in the Human Capital Management area. Previously, Lindinger had also made significant contributions to the growth of key companies in Germany, including SAP, HR Access Solutions and Interflex Data Systems. He holds a Master of Global Management from Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and the European Business Academy, a Demos Group company.

Many companies are looking for more efficient and secure communication channels. Critical company information needs to be updated constantly and distributed rapidly to senior management. Diligent, after having offered European clients the option to host their data at a data centre in Frankfurt with a backup centre in Düsseldorf, is now further strengthening its commitment to the German market and has appointed Klaus Lindinger as Sales and Business Development Director for Germany. He is set to assist even more companies to digitise communication for boards of directors, allowing them to benefit from time and cost savings, greater security and more efficient up-to-date communication.

Lindinger commented on his new role: “I’m looking forward to working in a dynamic, flexible company such as Diligent, which is venturing into new markets and regions with high levels of commitment. The best conditions are in place for sales success in Germany. This includes data hosting in Germany and German speaking customer service and support. With major companies having already integrated our solution in over 40 countries around the world successfully, German customers can now gain the same benefits.”

Charlie Horrell, Managing Director-EMEA at Diligent, added: “Our solution is arriving on the German market at the right time, as it helps companies in the digital age to assure more efficient communication and to reinforce security of confidential information. I’m very pleased that we have been able to add the expert services of Klaus Lindinger, who brings with him considerable experience in the German market, including the integration of trendsetting technologies and solutions.”

The Diligent Boardbooks® solution offers all the functions required for more efficient board communication in a single application, which can be accessed on an iPad, Windows tablet or PC browser.


Over 2,500 clients and 82,000 senior managers, supervisory board and executive committee members in over 40 countries rely on Diligent (NZX:DIL) to speed and simplify the composition, distribution and inspection of management board documents. As the provider of the world’s most widely used secure, digital board portal for iPad, Windows devices and web browsers, Diligent has offered a user-friendly portal, strict security measures, and outstanding training and support since 2001. The solution offers directors and managers immediate access to their time sensitive and confidential information and enables inspection, agreement and collaboration. In addition, Diligent helps secretaries and assistants with a more efficient document production and distribution workflow, while senior management can enjoy faster communication and decision-making.


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