24 MAY
BOARD MEMBER AND CORPORATE STRATEGIST:
THIS IS BEN BOS
24 MAY
BOARD MEMBER AND CORPORATE STRATEGIST:
THIS IS BEN BOS
Born in 1962, Ben has been a member of the Management Board at CLIQ Digital AG since 2014. From 1993 to 1997, Ben held several positions with Arcade Entertainment B.V. (amongst others ad interim managing director of its German subsidiary). Arcade operates in the music, television and movie industries. From 1997 to 2000, he was managing director of ID & T Entertainment B.V., a privately-owned company in the music industry, while organising dance parties for 10k+ music fans. As of 2000, Ben worked as an independent corporate finance advisor with a particular focus on M&A and restructuring until he came onboard with CLIQ Digital AG. During this time he (amongst others) structured the merger of two predecessors of CLIQ Digital AG. Ben’s areas of responsibility within the Management Board comprise Finance, Investor Relations, Legal, Corporate Development and Capital Markets. In order to get a better understanding of Ben’s responsibilities and the person behind his outstanding work, we asked him a few questions:
HI BEN, MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION FIRST: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BECOME AS A KID?
That’s easy: an adventurer! Being out and about and experiencing the world.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTH AND WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS?
My biggest strength is my creativity (in deals). My biggest weakness is time. I’m always running out of time, there are so many things to do - life is just too short.
HOW DOES A REGULAR WORKDAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
My workdays are never regular, I really need the diversity in my days.
WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU HAVE OVERCOME SO FAR?
I had serious health issues in 2002, which kept me in hospital for a couple of months. I literally had to learn to get back on my feet in life. And I managed to do that: I ran the NY marathon in 2004. I am very proud of that and it had a great impact on my perspective and vision of my life.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Having a lot of close friends and good family relations to share my success with.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE STARTING OUT AS AN ENTREPRENEUR?
Start running against the wall. And break them all down! (laughing)
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF REGARDING CLIQ?
The evolution we have undergone and are still undergoing since the launch of the company. We still evolve every day. From a simple joke of the day to where we are now and where we are heading. What a journey!
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT?
This morning 😉
WHERE IS THE COMPANY TODAY VERSUS WHERE YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN 5 YEARS AGO?
At the time, I couldn’t wait to see our own streaming service come to life that would take us to the next level. Now we are almost there and CLIQ might become a household name!
WHAT MAKES YOU TRULY HAPPY?
Happy people around me.
DESCRIBE HOW YOU ENVISION A REGULAR MONDAY IN 5 YEARS?
There will never be a regular Monday.
WHAT’S YOUR PERSONAL FAVORITE CONTENT ON CLIQ AT THE MOMENT?
We have a great playlist for all runners: Running Rhythms. It’s guaranteed to keep you motivated! Click here to check it out.
OTHER ARTICLES
03 NOV
03 NOV
OUR NEW QUARTERLY VIDEO With the release of our third quarter 2022 figures, we also published another new video from our Board Member Ben Bos! Once again, we came up with a new concept. Let us take you behind the scenes of this year’s 3Q video shoot. Read More
03 NOV
03 NOV
OUR NEW QUARTERLY VIDEO With the release of our third quarter 2022 figures, we also published another new video from our Board Member Ben Bos! Once again, we came up with a new concept. Let us take you behind the scenes of this year’s 3Q video shoot. Read More