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Timotheus Höttges

Deutsche Telekom


Timotheus Höttges, born 1962, has been Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG since January 2014.

From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he was a member of the Group Board of Management, responsible for finance and controlling.

From 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for the T-Home unit, in charge of fixed-network and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Under his leadership, T-Home became the market leader in terms of new DSL customers and developed its Internet TV service, Entertain, into a mass-market product while at the same time stabilising its profitability.

After successfully implementing various cost-cutting programs at T-Home and in the European mobile communications subsidiaries, Timotheus Höttges became responsible for the group-wide Save for Service efficiency enhancement program.

From 2005 until being appointed to the Group Board of Management, Timotheus Höttges headed European operations as member of the Board of Management, T-Mobile International. From 2000 to 2004, he was Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland.

Timotheus Höttges studied business administration at Cologne University, and then spent three years with a business consultancy, latterly as a project manager.

At the end of 1992, he moved to the VIAG Group in Munich, becoming divisional manager in 1997 and then a member of the extended management board responsible for controlling, corporate planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

As project manager, he played a central role in the merger of VIAG AG and VEBA AG to form E.ON AG, which became effective on 27th September 2000.