Telekom: Dirk Wössner becomes Germany’s new CEO


Telekom Germany CEO – After new years, Niek Jan van Damme, head of Deutsche Telekom, takes his hat and leaves the company. His successor was Dirk Wössner, who took office after a transitional phase.

Niek Jan van Damme leaves

Telekom Germany CEO Niek Jan van Damme leaves the company after nine years and gives up his position with the Bonn network operator. Since March 2009, the manager has been a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom AG and is responsible for the mobile communications and fixed-line business in Germany. Since April 2010, he has also been the spokesman of the management of Telekom Deutschland GmbH.

“After intensive discussions with our CEO Tim Höttges and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Ulrich Lehner, I decided to put an end to my previous task at the end of the year,” explains Niek Jan van Damme. “This is a bit sooner than originally planned, but fits very well into my personal life planning and is the best guarantee for a smooth delivery, similar to the case four years ago with René Obermann and Tim Höttges.”

Dirk Wössner becomes the new head of Germany

He is succeeded by Dirk Wössner, who has been responsible for the private customer business of the Canadian market leader Rogers Communications since April 2015. Prior to that, he had been employed at Telekom since 2002 in various management functions, most recently as Managing Director Sales for business and private customer business in Germany.

Dirk Wössner assumes the position as of January 1, 2018, after a transitional period in the fourth quarter of 2017.


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