At its extraordinary meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria AG unanimously appointed Günther Ottendorfer as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Telekom Austria Group. Günther Ottendorfer will now complement the current Management Board, consisting of CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and CFO Hans Tschuden…
At its extraordinary meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria AG unanimously appointed Günther Ottendorfer as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Telekom Austria Group. Günther Ottendorfer will now complement the current Management Board, consisting of CEO Hannes Ametsreiter and CFO Hans Tschuden.
Günther Ottendorfer has enjoyed a successful international career in the telecommunications industry over the last 20 years. Between 1987 and 1992, he studied computer science at the Technical University in Vienna, graduating with distinction. In 1996, he became a founding member of max.mobil in Austria. He gathered comprehensive management experience as CEO and CTO of T-Mobile Austria, as CTO of T-Mobile Germany and as European Technology Director of T-Mobile International at a group level. Since March 2011, Günther Ottendorfer has been on the Board of Optus Singtel, the second largest telecommunications provider in Australia, with over 11 million customers. In this position, he has been responsible for the company’s network infrastructure for mobile, fixed net, cable TV and satellite communication, with roughly 2,000 employees under his leadership. For Optus, he managed the world’s first introduction of LTE and initiated a number of successful efficiency and restructuring programs.
“With today’s appointment of Günther Ottendorfer, the Supervisory Board has succeeded in recruiting a top manager with extensive international experience in the areas of technology, convergence, IT and operations,” commented Rudolf Kemler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria AG. “More than ever before, Telekom Austria is operating in a technology-intensive market environment marked by fierce competition. The expansion of the Management Board’s core competencies to include a key area such as technology is an important step for the company and I’m thrilled that the Supervisory Board has been able to appoint such a high-caliber candidate in such a short time.”
Günther Ottendorfer will begin his role as CTO of the Telekom Austria Group in the coming months. The exact date will depend on the termination of his current contract. He has been appointed for a three-year term with the option to extend it by another two years.
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