Media release 

Sydney, 14. 10. 2019 – SkedGo’s founder Claus von Hessberg will step down as CEO and solely focus on his role as the company’s Chairman. John Nuutinen, long-standing senior executive and co-founder at SkedGo will take over the role as part of a strategic restructure, which sees SkedGo transition from start-up into a scale-up phase. 

John is a senior executive with a wealth of experience across a range of industries –  including media, publishing and technology. He has worked in a number of international jurisdictions and within a variety of vertical markets and held senior roles for businesses ranging in size from start-ups to large multinational organisations such as Reed Elsevier and Thomson Reuters.

John has been with SkedGo from the beginning, having collaborated closely with founder Claus von Hessberg, to conceptualise, shape and deliver a new era in personal mobility and commuting. Originally from Finland, but now living in Australia, he is well travelled, culturally curious and a true advocate for Mobility-as-a-Service.

Claus von Hessberg explains this change “Having John as CEO will allow me to focus more on the strategic development of the business. John has already taken over many of the CEO tasks in the past, so this felt like the next logical step to run the business more efficiently and cater for future growth.”

John’s appointment is effective immediately.

About SkedGo 

SkedGo was founded in 2009. Its HQ is in Sydney, Australia and the enterprise has teams in Germany, UK, Vietnam and Argentina.

SkedGo provides personalised trip planning and mobility as a service technology, for leading start-ups, corporations, and governments. Their senior developer team offers tailored solutions leveraging the TripGo API. The result: organisations can seamlessly and rapidly integrate mixed/multi modal transport services, parking, book & pay features, events and itineraries.

European industry body MaaS Alliance accepted the TripGo API as blueprint for a standard interface for MaaS journey planning websites and mobile applications. In 2016, TripGo spin-off RioGo won the official Rio Olympic City Transport challenge for the Olympic games. 

SkedGo was named Gartner Cool Vendor for Smart Cities Applications and Solutions in 2017

Also in 2017, SkedGo won the Smart Cities & Accessibility Challenge run by the NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation with Transport for NSW and Slingshot to include more features for wheelchair users. 

In 2018, TripGo was named ‘Best Smartphone App’ by industry publication BMaaS. Strategic consultancy Ptolemus nominated SkedGo as ‘Best Mobility Platform Provider’ in 2019.

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Sandra Witzel, SkedGo Head of Marketing
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