Josef Bednarski

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Member of the Supervisory Board since November 26, 2013, appointed until the shareholders' meeting 2023, Chairman of the Group Works Council at Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn.

Josef Bednarski, Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom

Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom

Year of birth: 1954
Place of birth: Düsseldorf
Nationality: German

Career history:

since 1996

Chair function in a variety of works council committees at the Deutsche Telekom Group AG. Since November 2015: Chairman of the Group Works Council at Deutsche Telekom AG

1994 – 1995

Full-time member of the staff and works council at Telecommunications Office 3, Düsseldorf, and the Consumer Branch Office, Düsseldorf

1986 – 1994

Project team member and IT project head BPM/GD T project group KONTES-ANDI, from 1992 head of the GD T project group TELPRO at TD 63 of GD T

1982 – 1986

Administrative assistant at Planning Office F at Telecommunications Office 1, Düsseldorf (budget planning and digital switching build-out, Central Exchange 2)

1974 – 1975

Electrical fitter at DEMAG AG, Düsseldorf

1973 – 1974

Military service with the German navy

Education and training:

2005 – 2006

Management qualification for HR leadership roles from the University of Hamburg

1980 – 1982

Trial period to become an upper-grade civil servant in the technical service (CFt) at the Deutsche Bundespost, followed by managed employment in divisions 5 and 6 at Telecommunications Offices 1 and 3 in Düsseldorf.

1975 – 1979

Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, receiving the qualification of Dipl.-Ing (equivalent to a master's degree) (majoring in communications engineering)


Higher education entrance qualification for electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf

Expertise/Professional focal points
Specialist in adult education/Works Constitution Act

Member of the Deutsche Telekom supervisory bodies:
- General Committee
- Audit Committee
- Personnel Committee
- Mediation Committee

Member of the supervisory bodies of the following subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures:

Member of comparable supervisory bodies of companies in Germany or abroad: