Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Telekom AG, and Managing Director, Telekom Deutschland GmbH
Srinivasan Gopalan, born in 1970, has taken up the post of Managing Director, Telekom Deutschland GmbH on November 1, 2020.
From January 1, 2017 to October 31, 2020, Srini Gopalan was responsible for the Europe segment as a member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG. During this time, he drove the convergence of fixed and mobile communications in the European national companies and initiated the 5G roll out.
Gopalan was previously responsible for consumer business at Bharti Airtel in India, which covered broadband connections and satellite TV, in addition to mobile communications. His main focus was to position Airtel in what is an otherwise very price-sensitive market through innovative offerings. Before joining Bharti Airtel, Gopalan worked in the UK for over ten years – at first in a number of functions for Capital One, which he left as Managing Director UK in 2009. He then worked as Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile UK and was part of the management team that led T-Mobile UK to the joint venture with Orange, everything-everywhere. He then transferred to Vodafone UK, where he was Director of the Consumer Business Unit for three years.
Gopalan studied Business Administration at the renowned St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi and later earned his MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, India's leading business school.