Chime Group appoints new CFO

Eric Hageman joins the Chime Group as Chief Financial Officer from 15th August 2016

We are pleased to announce that Eric Hageman has been appointed to a new role of Chief Financial Officer of the Chime Group. He will join Christopher Satterhwaite, CEO and Mark Smith, COO, in the Chime senior management team.

Chris Satterthwaite says, “Eric is joining Chime at an exciting time and we believe that his strong mergers and acquisitions and international experience will complement and enhance our existing capabilities as we continue to grow, particularly in the international arena”.

Eric joins Chime from Telecity Group Plc where he was CFO and responsible for the successful sale to Equinix Inc. Prior to this, Eric held a number of senior executive positions at Royal KPN NV including Group CFO and CEO of KPN Belgium. Before KPN, Eric worked in London in M&A and Corporate Finance roles at Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro.

Eric holds an MBA from the London Business School and an MSc in Business Economics from Maastricht University.

Andrew Tisdale of Providence Equity Partners, commented “We are delighted that Eric has joined Chime and he will be a great addition to the management team at Chime particularly as the Company continues to execute its exciting growth plan”.

Commenting on his new appointment, Eric said: “I am very pleased to be joining Chime at such an exciting time and I am really looking forward to working with Chris, Mark, Andrew and the teams at Chime and Providence to take the business to the next level”.