Chief Executive Officer,
ABBYY European HQ
Jupp Stoepetie grew up in Holland and is Chief Executive Officer of ABBYY Europe GmbH which he founded on behalf of ABBYY in July of 2001. Under Jupp’s direction, ABBYY Europe has achieved best-seller status for ABBYY’s flagship product, ABBYY FineReader, and formed partnerships with major European DMS vendors. Prior to founding ABBYY Europe, Jupp co-founded Mitcome Neue Medien in 1992. Mitcom was a German-based software publisher that licensed tools and utilities software for the retail channel. Mitcom partners included developers around the world and started selling FineReader software in German speaking countries in 1997. During this time, Jupp also provided product management consulting for Kelly Data, a mid-sized German software publisher, during which time he helped Kelly establish their product portfolio. Previously, Jupp worked for PCSL Software GMbH, a German computer game publisher, and the University of Utrecht, Netherlands as head of the user support and consultancy group. Jupp was educated as Biologist, and later went on to study Informatics.