Deutsche Telekom People Moves – Page 5

  • DT under fire over proposed Höttges’ pay hike

    DT under fire over proposed Höttges pay hike


    DT CEO said to be in line for maximum annual compensation of €9.1m. Frank Appel and DT’s US chiefs earned more than Höttges in 2020.

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    Deutsche Telekom people moves: senior Technology & Innovation changes


    Changes in AI, network automation, and R&D leadership to bring in the new year, with a fresh CTO to boot. Leroy’s Europe domain draws regional talent for new commercial team, while SoHo and SME segments get attention in central and Eastern outposts. T-Systems’ Posset confirms Poland and Romania as ...

  • T-Systems resets India expansion target to support savings push

    T-Systems reboots India growth plan


    DT’s enterprise division re-commits to plan to hire thousands of new tech staff. Local digital boss Anant Padmanabhan promoted to lead services unit T-Systems ICT India. India back in vogue for DT’s management as it seeks fresh talent for digital transformation.

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    DT moves AI beyond the lab with new lead


    DT’s new head of AI, Jan Hofmann, signals broadening approach. Predecessor Claudia Pohlink takes on new role at Deutsche Bahn. Emphasis increasingly placed on AI-infused voice technology as a business enabler. Nemat giving thought to AI implications for society and suggests there should be a ‘Hippocratic Oath’ for AI ...

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    Strategy & Change

    Deutsche Telekom reveals new CTO; Choi switches to R&D


    Head of Technology & Innovation Claudia Nemat making a New Year refresh of her top team. Open RAN point man Abdurazak Mudesir takes over as CTO as Group increases bet on network disaggregation. Current CTO Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi moves to a potentially more free-wheeling position overseeing R&D and ...

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    Deutsche Telekom people moves: 6G next on the networks list


    Chalkiotis to lead the Group’s 6G interests alongside networks role. Greiner named new DT regulatory affairs head to lead EU relationship. DT–Orange procurement JV BuyIn names Canadian MD to drive partnerships with recent joiner Bell Canada.

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    Appel pick for new chair creates controversy


    Appel’s dual role at Deutsche Post and DT criticised as sending the “wrong signal”. Both Groups take steps to counter violation of German Corporate Governance Code.

  • Claure to add entrepreneurial energy to DT board

    Claure to add entrepreneurial energy to DT board


    DT management wants Bolivian–American entrepreneur to have SoftBank’s seat on Supervisory Board. Claure sees potential in “undervalued” DT and is bullish about partnership. DT offers route to European market for SoftBank portfolio companies. But the appointment has some drama as a long-running compensation dispute reportedly threatens Claure’s relationship with ...

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    Strategy & Change

    Höttges set for five more years at DT


    Group CEO is said to have requested an early extension of his mandate. Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel named Chairman of the supervisory board. Aiming to build a stronger European presence.

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    Deutsche Post’s Frank Appel linked with DT chair


    Deutsche Telekom’s long-running search for its next chairman looks set to come to a close before the end of the year, with Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel rumoured to be leading the pack. DT CEO Tim Höttges reportedly to be given mandate extension.

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    Deutsche Telekom people moves: healthcare VP named at T-Sys


    Udo Lingen gets T-Systems VP, Healthcare role following deal with Google Cloud for enterprise sovereign cloud services in DACH region. Newly divested Telekom Romania fixed unit poaches senior figures as it slowly fills out a leadership team following Orange buyout. Rook returns to DT via IoT partner 1NCE. Former ...

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    1NCE recruits Rook to lead expansion plans


    Former T-Mobile and Vodafone IoT lead Ivo Rook takes Chief Operating Officer title at Deutsche Telekom investment 1NCE. IoT platform provider and DT strategic partner 1NCE targets “global” expansion, leveraging Rook’s broad industry experience.

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    Europe B2B head exits as DT targets change


    Dominique Leroy’s DT Europe continues to build out its enterprise-focused activities as SVP, B2B Ralf Nejedl announces his departure.

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    DT people moves: Greece and Romania settle management


    OTE Group’s new-look Board of Directors confirmed, with three fresh faces in Rodrigo Diehl, Catherine de Dorlodot, and Grigoris Zarifopoulos. Telekom Romania Mobile Communications, the newly separated business following the fixed-line sale, confirmed its commercial and HR heads. BuyIn devices chief moves to Orange TowerCo TOTEM. T-Mobile US gets ...

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    DT–Orange procurement alliance BuyIn names new device boss


    Sharaf steps up to lead Devices & Platforms, taking the reins from Kohler.

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    T-Systems picks outsider to replace sales boss Fleutiaux


    Urs Krämer to replace François Fleutiaux as CCO. Fleutiaux said to be leaving “at his own request”. Newcomer arrives from European management and technology consulting firm Sopra Steria. Krämer’s remit for sales growth comes as Deutsche Telekom’s chronically underperforming IT unit has seen turnover slump through pandemic.

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    DT refreshes management at budget brand congstar


    Telekom Deutschland announces new management board for congstar brand, with Kiehl and Opdemom swapped for new MD duo. Ghasemi and Orbach step up, bringing with them a shift in structure.

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    DT people moves: CEOs and CTIOs named in central and eastern Europe


    A host of changes at DT’s European NatCos include two new CEOs and two new CTIOs, and a reworked Commercial division. Finance lead swaps at T-Systems Alpine. Group venturing unit DTCP targets portfolio partnerships growth.

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    New MD appointed at Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net


    Jana Kvoriakova named Managing Director at Deutsche Telekom’s cloud infrastructure unit. She replaces Stefan Schnitter, who moves to T-Systems consultancy Detecon.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    DT set for trio of Vision Fund tie ups: Claure


    SoftBank to give DT a big reservoir of digital partners to draw from as it seeks new revenue streams, starting with European e-mobility, learning, and fintech players. Claure talks up ‘convergence’ and long-term nature of relationship between SoftBank and DT. SoftBank exec looking to make big impression after securing ...