The Dimetis executive team is comprised of industry leaders, each possessing over 25 years of global experience in the broadcast and telecom industries.

Joachim Kniesel

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung)

The degreed electrical and telecommunication engineer (Dipl.-Ing. der Elektro- und Nachrichtentechnik) has more than 35 years of experience in the IT/Telecommunication and TV Broadcast industries. He started as sales manager at Delta System, became head of systems integration and finally managing director. In 2000 Joachim Kniesel founded Dimetis GmbH. 

Dr. Shahin Arefzadeh

COO HQ & President US-Division (Geschäftsführer)

Dr. Arefzadeh has about two decades experience in the IT/Telecommunication and TV Broadcast industries. After activities for T-Systems GEI, TRAIAN AG (Director Product Management), Granite (Pre-Sales), and Telcordia (Principal Solution Architect) he started in 2007 as CTO at Dimetis GmbH, focusing mainly on Dimetis’ products in video aware OSS environments. Since July 2012 CEO Dimetis Inc.

Russell Davenport

Chief Financial Officer

The degree graduate in Business Administration (Combined Honours) has over 10 years of experience in software industries worldwide at Misys plc (European Regional Financial Controller, with directorships in German and foreign subsidiaries), CompAir Drucklufttechnik GmbH (Financial Controller and authorized officer), Rexham plc (Financial Controller), and Thorn EMI plc (Group Auditor).