• Latest people movements include: Jörg Weber, Beatrice Felder, Stefan Hofbauer, Khalid Sharaf, Jochen Appel, Laurent Donnay, Angela Maragopoulou, Tibor Megyeri, Gema Ortiz, Peter Ruppel, Randy van Essen.
People movement highlights
CompanyExecutiveActivityDetails
Sources: Deutsche Telekom; Financial Times; various.

Finance

Jörg
Weber

New role

Jörg Weber was appointed Head of Mergers& Acquisitions at Deutsche Telekom (DT). Weber was formerly Senior Vice-President (SVP) of Investment Management.

BuyIn

Beatrice
Felder

Appointment

BuyIn, DT and Orange’s purchasing joint venture, appointed Beatrice Felder SVP of IT. Felder joins the JV from Orange, where she was Chief Executive (CEO) of the Orange Applications for Business unit.

Stefan
Hofbauer

New role

Stefan Hofbauer, Head of Controlling and Programme Management for Digital Home& Platforms at BuyIn, became Head of Finance Services at the JV.

Khalid
Sharaf

New role

Khalid Sharaf, Head of Digital Home Devices Procurement for Orange at BuyIn, was promoted to become VP of Procurement, Digital Home Devices, Orange and DT.

Technology & Innovation

Jochen
Appel

New role

Jochen Appel, VP of Technology Cost Analysis& Engineering at DT, became VP& Tribe Leader for DT’s Fixed& Mobile Data Platforms in Germany. He has held senior remits overseeing technology innovation, optimisation, and transformation, as well as network architecture and development. He is also a board member of the Open Network Foundation.

Laurent
Donnay

Appointment

DT appointed Laurent Donnay as SVP of Agile Enterprise& Digital Transformation within Deutsche TelekomIT. He will also sit on the DTIT Executive Committee. In his new role, Donnay is responsible for scaling agile skills, culture, and leadership across the organisation. Donnay was previously Global Mobility Delivery Lead at professional services provider Accenture, where his tenure spanned 21years.

Angela Maragopoulou

Appointment

DT’s IT division appointed Vodafone executive Angela Maragopoulou as Chief Information Officer, B2B. Maragopoulou, who spent 19years at the rival operator across multiple operating businesses, was most recently Global Head of Internet of Things (IoT) and Unified Communications Operations within Vodafone’s Group Technology division.

Tibor
Megyeri

New role

Tibor Megyeri, VP of Product Marketing for Europe at DT, changed role to become VP and Chapter Head of Product Management within DT’s Product & Innovation division. Megyeri is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Deutsche Telekom Pan‑Net, the Group’s Pan-European Network delivery unit.

Gema
Ortiz

New role

Gema Ortiz, Head of Service Performance Optimisation at DT, took on a new role as Head of Mobile Devices Integration& Validation.

Peter
Ruppel

Appointment

Telekom Innovation Laboratories appointed Dr.Peter Ruppel, a distributed ledger technology expert, to a new role as Professor of Software Engineering at Berlin’s CODE University of Applied Sciences, as part of a partnership with the university. His remit is to “further explore distributed ledger technologies as well as to co-shape CODE’s vision of a curiosity-driven education for future software engineers”.

USA & Corporate Development

 

T‑Mobile Netherlands

Randy van Essen

Departure

Randy van Essen, VP of Brand & Communications at T‑Mobile Netherlands (TMNL), left to join electric smart vehicle manufacturer Etergo as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).