Member of the Supervisory Board since April 7, 2022, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2026, Chairman of the Supervisory Board since April 7, 2022, former Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post AG, Bonn.

Dr. Frank Appel

Member of the Supervisory Board.

Year of birth: 1961
Place of birth: Hamburg
Nationality: German

Career history:

2008 – 2023

Chair of the Board of Deutsche Post AG, Bonn

Since 2002

Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post AG, Bonn 

2000 – 2002

Head of Group Development at Deutsche Post AG, Bonn

1999 – 2000

Partner at McKinsey & Company


Consultant and project manager at McKinsey & Company

Education and training:


Doctorate from ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Degree in Chemistry, Munich University

Expertise/Professional focal points:
Top Manager with many years of expertise in leading a DAX 40 company, Profound knowledge in the areas of corporate and strategic development, finance and international capital markets, human resources development, digitalization, e-commerce and sustainability (ESG)

Seats on the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:- Präsidialausschuss, Vorsitzender
- General Committee, Chairman
- Strategy, ESG and Innovation Committee, Chairman
- Personnel Committee
- Nomination Committee, Chairman
- Mediation Committee, Chairman

Memberships of other supervisory boards required to be formed by law:
- Fresenius Management SE, Bad Homburg
- RWE AG, Essen*