CareerBuilder Germany, subsidiary of the leading U.S. job portal, seems to have lost its CEO this week.

When rumors started flying earlier this week that Severin Wilson and other employees had lost their jobs, Wilson’s name still appeared on the portal as CEO. By Friday the rumors remained unconfirmed by the company, but Wilson’s name had disappeared from the portal and two new names had appeared in its place: Alex Green and Farhan Yasin, as co-managing directors. Yasin is president of CareerBuilder’s international division, based in Chicago.

Wilson was appointed CEO of, when the portal launched in Germany roughly one year ago.  

All efforts to contact the Frankfurt-based company to find out what had happened and whether other employees had also left the company (as was rumored), were unsuccessful. From the CareerBuilder head office in the US came the assurance that the company remains committed to Germany. Fair enough. We don’t expect companies to get into personnel issues with us.

“Germany is an important contributor to the global economy and an important market for CareerBuilder,” Yasin told us in an e-mail. “Almost every country is feeling the effects of the financial crisis in some way. We remain committed and continue to work hard to grow our business in Germany and bring more employment resources to the country’s employers and job- seekers.”

Careerbuilder Germany entered into two strategic partnerships in recent weeks, namely with the auto community portal and, a job portal for professionals and senior managers older than 45 years. Both these portals now feature a job board with niche-relevant job listings pulled from








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