RenÃ© Obermann, born in March 1963 in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany, has been Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom since November 2006.
From the end of 2002 to December 2006, he was CEO of T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG and the Deutsche Telekom Board Member for Mobile Communications. In this period, T-Mobile continued its growth course as one of the leading mobile operators in the world with more than 100 million customers, successfully introducing the T-Mobile brand in eleven countries.
RenÃ© Obermann’s career began with a business traineeship at BMW in Munich. Following that, he set up his own business ABC Telekom in MÃ¼nster in 1986. He became Managing Partner of Hutchison Mobilfunk GmbH, the successor of ABC Telekom, in 1991. From 1994 to 1998, Obermann was Chairman of the company’s Management Board.
RenÃ© Obermann has been a presidium member of the German industry association BITKOM since March 2007. In the 1990’s, he was Chairman of the former German Association of Mobile Communication Service Providers for two years.