CREATED by Lars Hinrichs in November 2003
CEO Dr Thomas Vollmoeller HEADQUARTERS Hamburg
NAME Originally openbc (Open Business Club), but changed to XING in 2006
IPO December 2006
OWNERSHIP Hubert Burda Media is the main shareholder, with 50.26 per cent.
WHAT IS IT? XING is the leading professional network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
ACQUISITIONS In addition to the event management company Amiando, XING has acquired the global expat network InterNations and the Austrian recruitment company Prescreen.
COST Basic membership is free. Premium membership costs from €6.35 to €9.95 a month.
MISSION “XING helps its 13 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible.”