Members of the Board of Directors




Dr. Robert Hauber

Chairman of the Board since April 2017

Hauber_96x96.pngDr. Hauber (born in 1971) studied at the University of Stuttgart, University of Mainz and at the University of Massachusetts. He holds a Master degree (Dipl. Kfm.) and a doctoral degree (Dr.) - both in business administration. He serves Deutsche Telekom since fifteen years as a senior finance executive in several management positions. Before his career with Deutsche Telekom he worked for Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble and DaimlerChrysler, where he was involved in the merger between Daimler-Benz & Chrysler.

During 2011-2016 he was Chief Financial Officer, Vice Chairman of the Executive Management Board and Member of the Board of Directors of Slovak Telekom. Since July 2016 Dr. Robert Hauber took over within Deutsche Telekom the position of CFO/Senior Vice President & Head of Performance Management of the Segment Europe. In addition to this role he is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Magyar Telekom, member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), member of the Board of Directors of T-Mobile Czech Republic, member of the Board of Directors of Telekom Romania and managing director of Deutsche Telekom Europe Holding.

Other principal directorships
Member of the Board of Directors T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
Member of the Board of Directors Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)
Member of the Board of Directors Telekom Romania Communications
Managing Director Deutsche Telekom Europe Holding GmbH


Tibor Rékasi

Board member since July 2018

Rekasi_Tibor_96x96 Mr. Rékasi (born in 1973) graduated from the Budapest Foreign Trade College and then participated in additional business trainings in order to expand his business knowledge. He started his professional career at Integra Kft as account manager. From 1997 he worked for Unisys Hungary as a relationship manager dealing financial business partners and then as Director for Customer Relations. In 2000 he joined Cisco Systems Hungary where first he worked as Key Account Manager and then as Director of the Large Corporations Business Unit. In February 2007 he was appointed as Managing Director of Cisco Systems Hungary, and in this position he was responsible for the coordination of all domestic sales activities in addition to the operative management of the company. He joined the Magyar Telekom Group in September 2008 as Managing Director of IQSYS Zrt., asubsidiary of the Business Services Business Unit, where he took on the responsibilities of Commercial Director in addition to leading IQSYS Zrt. Between December 2010 and May 2011, he also acted temporarily as Head of Magyar Telekom’s Business Services Business Unit (T-Systems), while continuing his work as Managing Director of IQSYS Zrt. From October, 2012 until September 30, 2013 he was the chief officer responsible for the Sales Division of T-Systems Magyarország Zrt. From October 1, 2013 he has been Chief Commercial Officer Enterprise of Magyar Telekom and Chief Executive Officer of T-Systems Magyarország Zrt. With effect from January 11, 2017 Tibor Rékasi has been Magyar Telekom’s Chief Commercial Officer Residential.
As of July 1, 2018 he is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Magyar Telekom.

Other principal directorships
Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors T-Systems Magyarország Zrt.



Mardia Niehaus
Board member since April 2017

Niehaus_96x96.pngMrs. Niehaus (born in 1963) studied at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and holds a Master degree in clinical psychology as well as two bachelor degrees in social science and clinical psychology. She held several management positions in Human Resources at M-Net and Multichoice from 1990 to 1998 before joining T-Systems South Africa in February 1998 as Vice President Human Resources. From 2006 to 2012 she was the Managing Director of T-Systems South Africa and then took over the position of Senior Vice President Sales and Solutions Middle East and Africa responsible for South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya in April 2012.

Mrs. Niehaus moved to Germany in January 2015 where she became Executive Program Manager at Deutsche Telekom responsible for the the final successful integration of the GTS operations into DT units after the acquisition of GTS by Deutsche Telekom at the end of 2013.

From 1 September 2015 until May 2018 Mrs. Niehaus was responsible for the position of International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) at Europe, where she led a Euro750m Revenue business, with  approximately 250 employees in 19 countries. Effective June 2018 she has taken over the newly established flexible organization Innovation Hub at Technology & Innovation with 300 employees structured in different competence chapters.

In addition to her board member positions in South Africa, Poland, North America, Asia and Czech Republic, Mardia is currently appointed as member of the Board of Directors of Magyar Telekom in Hungary.

 

Other principal directorships
Chairman of the Board of Directors T-Systems South Africa
Member of the Board of Directors  Deutsche Telekom North America
Member of the Board of Directors  Deutsche Telekom Asia
Member of the Board of Directors T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.
Member of the Supervisory Board GTS Poland a.s.



Frank Odzuck
Board member since November 2006
Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee since April 2010

frankodzuck96x96.jpg Mr. Odzuck (born in 1959) obtained an economics degree in 1983 in Budapest. He was the managing director of the Hungarian operations of Eduscho and Eduscho-Tchibo for 8 years and later the managing director of Nestlé-Schöller Hungary Ltd. Since 2003, he has been the CEO of Zwack Unicum Plc., listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange. The company, producing and marketing a genuine “Hungaricum”, is one of the best-known international companies in Hungary (Zwack, Underberg, Diageo).

Other principal directorships
Member of the Board of Directors Zwack Unicum Plc.



Dr. Mihály Patai

Board member since April 2012

Patai_Mihaly_96x96 Dr. Patai (born in 1953) studied economics and obtained his doctorate at the University of Economics in Budapest. He studied in Moscow with the scholarship of Comecon in 1978, and at University of Vienna in 1981. He spent six months in London with the scholarship of a subsidiary of the Hungarian National Bank in 1985. He started his career in 1976 at Hungarian National Bank. From 1978 to 1988 he worked for the Ministry of Finance as a research fellow and, subsequently, as the deputy head of the Department for International Finances. From 1988 he worked for The World Bank in Washington DC for a period of five years, as the Executive Director’s Assistant. He was the Managing Director of Kereskedelmi Bank Rt. in 1993, and he became the Chairman and CEO of Allianz Hungária Insurance Ltd. in 1996. From 1998 to 2006 he was member of the Board of Directors of Matáv Rt. (now Magyar Telekom Plc.). Since 2006 he has been the Chairman and CEO of UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt. He is member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Hungary Ltd., Chairman of the Hungarian Banking Association and Vice-Chairman of the Hungarian Economic Association.

Other principal directorships
Member of the Supervisory Board Siemens Hungary Plc.
Chairman  Hungarian Banking Association
Vice-Chairman  Hungarian Economic Association



Guido Menzel
Board member since April 2017

Menzel_96x96.png Guido Menzel (born in 1961) studied Computer Science. He started his career 1998 with Siemens AG in the field of Data Communications. He held various management positions in Siemens up to the position of the  Senior Vice President Sales for T-Mobile International and CES. In 2004 he switched to Deutsche Telekom and held different positions in Network Management as well as Engineering and Planning in T-Mobile Deutschland and T-Mobile International.2010 he relocated to Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, heading as Senior Vice President the Engineering of Fixed and Mobile Networks in Germany.In 2016 he was appointed Senior Vice President Technology Europe in the Board area Technology and Innovation of Deutsche Telekom.

Other principal directorships
Member of the Board of Directors Slovak Telekom a.s.



Ralf Nejedl
Board member since April 2016

Ralf Nejedl Ralf Nejedl (born in 1970) is Senior Vice President B2B at Deutsche Telekom AG Europe, a role he took on in January 2017 and in which he oversees the Group’s European B2B business. In this position, Ralf drives new growth areas like the IoT and smart cities, ICT and cloud-based services, as well as digitalization for business customers. Until the end of 2016, Ralf had led the B2B Sales & Service organization at Deutsche Telekom AG Europe, where he was responsible for business customer sales across 11 Deutsche Telekom subsidiaries. Before this, he served as Managing Director of T-Systems Belgium for almost three years, from March 2008 until the end of 2011. At the time, Ralf combined this with his responsibilities as Managing Director of TeleOp GmbH, which involved managing T-Systems’ activities in the European satellite navigation system Galileo. Earlier in his career, Ralf had already held various management positions since joining the Deutsche Telekom Group in 2001. In January 2005, he became a member of the Board at the Public Sector Industry Line, where he was responsible for the global expansion of public-sector business activities and the local business units in Belgium and Spain. This followed a stint as Executive Vice President of Business Development Western Europe at T-Systems International. Ralf first started on his professional career at British Telecom Global Services after obtaining a degree in Business Administration.

Other principal directorships
Member of the Supervisory Board T-Mobile Polska S.A.
Member of the Supervisory Board T-Systems International GmbH.
Member of the Supervisory Board GTS Central European Holding B.V.