Deutsche Telekom has reshuffled its Board of Management by appointing Claudia Nemat as the new board member of Technology & Innovation.
The reshuffling is part of the company’s efforts in consolidating its convergent network, innovation and IT activities in a separate Board of Management department, the company said.
The group will now focus on the upcoming generation of networks and the related innovations for Deutsche Telekom customers. These networks will be increasingly characterized by intelligent software control.
“With this new management structure we create an important foundation to successfully shape digitization”, said Ulrich Lehner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom.
The new board area will drive product innovations and be able to serve the requirements of the market more quickly. The distribution of the products will be the responsibility of each NatCo, which will improve scalability overall, along the lines of Pan-Net.
Further, a new Board of Management member for Europe will be appointed as a successor to Claudia Nemat. With the consolidation of Telekom internal IT activities, innovation and technology in a separate Board area, the NatCos will focus mainly on sales, service and marketing in future.
Responsibility for business – that is, for profit and losses – will remain with the NatCos, however. The overall responsibility for segment Europe stays with the new Board member Europe. He will bring internationality and a market focus to the table; he knows the industry and the company. At the request of his previous employer, we will not announce his name until next week.
Thorsten Langheim will be appointed Executive Vice President responsible for “Group Corporate Development”, effective July 1, 2016. In this position, he will continue to bear responsibility for M&A, corporate strategy and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, which backs one of Europe’s largest technology investment funds. In addition, he will also take in responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s investment management activities.