• 36 key people moves tracked and analysed.
  • Bohle takes over delicate privacy role from Kremer.

Source: Deutsche Telekom / Schröder+Schömbs PR / Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0



Board of Management

Human Resources

Birgit Bohle

Expanded role

Thomas Kremer (right), long-time Head of Data Privacy, Legal Affairs & Compliance (DRC) at Deutsche Telekom (DT), is to leave the Group on 31 March 2020, almost eight years after joining from ThyssenKrupp.

Board-level oversight of DRC issues will, from 1 January 2020, will be absorbed by DT Human Resources Head Birgit Bohle (left), rather than continuing to form a distinct area. Working under Bohle, Dr. Claudia Junker will become Head of DRC (and an Executive Vice-President) once Kremer departs. She has been General Counsel of DT’s Group Legal department since November 2010.

Kremer is widely portrayed as having revamped DT’s approach to privacy in part-response to its high-profile scandals of the 2000s, and gained praise from Group Chairman Ullrich Lehner for having given the issue of data privacy a “completely different meaning in the company today compared to when the DRC division was established”.

2018’s settlement of the Group’s long-festering TollCollect dispute with Germany’s government was cited as one reason for melding the DRC unit within Group Human Resources (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #77).

Dr. Claudia Junker

New role

Thomas Kremer



Anette Schaefer


Anette Schaefer, Vice-President (VP) of TV Business for Europe, left the Group. Schaefer has become an Advisory Board Member at Croatian TV analytics solution provider AdScanner, and is also an Industry Analyst at research consultancy BIGPicture.

Technology & Innovation

Miodrag Bukvic


Miodrag Bukvic, Head of Key Relationship Management at hub:raum, DT’s technology incubator, joined Ericsson as Global Portfolio Manager.

Steffen Horst


Steffen Horst, VP of Nearshore and Offshore Controlling at DT IT, left to become Managing Director at German IT service provider GKVInformatik.

Manuel Melles


Manuel Melles, Head of New Business, Partner Management & Marketing within DT’s Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) unit, became Senior Manager of Partner Sales for Germany, Austria & Switzerland at enterprise software vendor SoftwareAG.

Hartmut Müller


Hartmut Müller, Senior Vice‑President (SVP) of Business Solutions at DT, departed to become VP of IT at German automotive giant Daimler.

Thomas Wind


Thomas Wind, VP of Executive Business Development and Product Innovation Sales Manager at DT, left to become VP of Business Design for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region at messaging platform provider LivePerson, a partner of T‑Mobile US (TMUS).

USA & Corporate Development

Dhananjay Mirchandani


DT appointed Dhananjay Mirchandani SVP of Investment Management.

Mirchandani was previously Senior Research Analyst for EuropeanTelecoms at American investment management specialist AB Bernstein.



Telekom Deutschland

Lars Kindervater

New role

Lars Kindervater, Head of Internet Sales Management at Telekom Deutschland (TDE), became Head of a New Residential Areas End-to-End Project. Kindervater has also become a Member of the Fixed‑Line Commercial Management Leadership Team at TDE’s Consumer business unit.

Andrea Schmitt

New role

Andrea Schmitt, VP of Central Scheduling in TDE’s Field Service unit, changed remit to become VP of Service Provider Management within the division.



Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Gergely Vadas

New role

Gergely Vadas, Head of Mobile Services & Carrier Partnerships at Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, became Head of Global Voice Buying & Messaging at the unit.

Hrvatski Telekom

Daniel Daub

Additional role

Daniel Daub, Hrvatski Telekom’s (HT) Chief Financial Officer, took on an additional role and became a Board of Directors member at HT-controlled Crnogorski Telekom.

Magenta Telekom

Gerhard Feimer


Gerhard Feimer, VP of Human Resources (HR) Operations at Magenta Telekom (formerly T‑Mobile Austria), left to become Manager of HR at national news agency Austria Press Agency.

Michael Rochel

New role

Gerald Schwanzer (right), SVP of Consumer Marketing at Magenta Telekom, left to become Head of Telecommunications Business Development at German utility WienEnergie.

Schwanzer is succeeded by Michael Rochel, formerly VP of Consumer Marketing at the Austrian NatCo.

Gerald Schwanzer


T‑Mobile Poland

Piotr Hołownia

New role

Piotr Hołownia, Senior Head of IoT & Terminal Technologies for the IoT Factory within T‑Mobile Poland, was promoted to become Director of Innovation & Architecture Department within the same unit.

Systems Solutions



Eleonore Betz


Eleonore Betz, Head of Operational Risk Management at DT, switched to T‑Systems (T‑Sys) to become VP of Portfolio Strategy.

Kerstin Gross


Kerstin Gross, Head of Portfolio Controlling at T‑Sys, left to join German insulation materials manufacturer Knauf as Director of Central Digital.

Peter Klingenburg


T‑Sys re‑hired Peter Klingenburg, Head of Digital Enterprise at German IT service provider Materna, as Head of Transformation & Integration.

Klingenburg was Managing Director of T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, DT’s specialist digital media services unit, between 2006 and 2018.

Stefan Pütz

New role

Stefan Pütz, VP of Network & Infrastructure Security at T‑Sys, had an apparent slight change in remit and became VP of Network and IT Security.

János Stefán

New role

János Stefán, Head of ControlTower Service Delivery Unit at T‑Sys, changed roles to become Head of Automation for the Hungarian Shared Service Centre at T‑Sys.

T‑Systems Brazil

Alexandre Pedroso

New role

Alexandre Pedroso, Head of SAP & Digital Sales Portfolio at T‑Systems Brazil, changed remit to become Head of International Sales.

T‑Systems Iberia

Faustino Lozano


T‑Systems Iberia appointed Faustino Lozano Headof Data Intelligence.

Lozano was previously Headof Insights & Data for Barcelona at French consulting and professional services provider Capgemini.

T‑Systems North America

Montse Salvany


Montse Salvany, Senior Leadership, Development & Culture Consultant at DT, switched to T‑Systems North America to become VP of Human Resources.




David Anderson

New role

David Anderson, Director of Business Development & Partner Management at TMUS, was promoted to Senior Director of Business Development & Partner Management.

Matt Cantu

New role

Matt Cantu, Director of Market Sales at TMUS, took on a new role as Director of Sales Operations& Business Planning.

Paul Chapple


TMUS executive Paul Chapple, VP of Supplier & Product Management, joined Vodafone Group as Director of Mobile Products & Services.

Laura Chase


Laura Chase, Director of Digital Analytics & Optimisation at TMUS, left to join Amazon Web Services as Head of Website Testing & Analytics.

Lisa Munro Collins


Lisa Munro Collins, Director of New Customer Acquisition& Strategic Planning at TMUS, joined American health snack manufacturer Skinny Dipped as VP of Marketing.

Lowell Handy


TMUS hired Lowell Handy as Director of Network Engineering & Operations. Handy joins from media conglomerate Cox Enterprises, where he was Director of Construction & Planning for California.

Angelique Sabin


TMUS appointed Angelique Sabin Director of Integrated Marketing Strategy.

Sabin was previously Brand Director at American snack vendor Caveman Foods, and prior to that Director of Marketing at coffee chain Starbucks.

Taylor Wolfe


Taylor Wolfe, Director of Corporate Strategy at TMUS, left to become Head of IoT Business Development at cloud communications platform provider Twilio.




Sascha Mager


Former T‑Mobile Deutschland executive Sacha Mager was appointed Chief Transformation Officer and Board Member at utility E.ON UK.

Mager was VP of Retention & Campaign Management at T‑Mobile Deutschland between 2006 and 2008, before joining Vodafone Romania.


Simeon Irvine


Simeon Irvine, Head of Finance Services at T‑Mobile Deutschland between 2001 and 2004, was appointed Chief Transformation Officer at mobile technology provider Syniverse.

  Sources: Deutsche Telekom, various.