Monday, December 4, 2006

Deutsche Telekom Reshuffles Management

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom approved a new Board of Management and all Board members will now have cross-divisional roles. Two new members have been appointed to the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management - Timotheus Höttges as the Board member responsible for T-Com and Sales & Services in Germany and Hamid Akhavan responsible for T-Mobile and Product Development and Innovation.

As a new Board member, Timotheus Höttges will not only assume responsibility for the Broadband/Fixed Network strategic business area, but also for Sales & Services at T-Com and T-Mobile in Germany.

Hamid Akhavan will be taking the helm of T-Mobile. He will manage mobile communications companies in Western and Eastern Europe and take on additional responsibilities for an integrated market approach in Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia. Mr. Akhavan will also manage Group-wide innovation and product development in consumer business. He was Chief Technology and Information Officer of T-Mobile International to date and was appointed Group CTO in September.

T-Systems boss Lothar Pauly will continue to be responsible for the network and IT strategy and procurement in the infrastructure area, as well as the successful management of the Business Customer area.

  • In November, Kai-Uwe Ricke resigned as CEO of Deutsche Telekom and René Obermann was appointed as his replacement.