T-Systems continues transformation program and reorganizes managing board

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Three product divisions with end-to-end responsibility:

  • Patrick Molck-Ude, Director TC Division
  • Ferri Abolhassan, Director IT Division
  • Anette Bronder, Director Digital Division

Deutsche Telekom is continuing to further develop its business customer arm and is strengthening the business responsibilities in product divisions. With immediate effect, three operating managing board departments will support the Group's corporate customers under the T-Systems umbrella: the Digital Division, the IT (Information Technology) Division and the TC (Telecommunications) Division. Each division targets its own growth areas from development through sales to delivery and assumes end-to-end responsibility.

Patrick Molck-Ude – hitherto Telekom Deutschland – will head up the newly created TC unit, Ferri Abolhassan will take over the IT business, while Anette Bronder, previously Director Group Technology Enterprise Solutions at Vodafone, will join T-Systems as Director of the new Digital Division.

“The new structure in three product divisions helps us underpin Deutsche Telekom's leadership aspirations among business customers in Europe,” says Reinhard Clemens, member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management and T-Systems CEO. “Each division faces different challenges and will now acquire full business responsibility to serve customer demand competitively and cost-effectively.” While IT customers benefit from global economies of scale with operating performance, computing and storage capacity when it comes to moving to the cloud, the TC business entails switching to high-speed IP networks, product developments for cloud services and collaborative projects with local network providers around the globe. And T-Systems has founded the new Digital Division for selected growth areas in the digital economy.

When filling the management positions, Deutsche Telekom has gone for “great people,” says Telekom CEO Tim Höttges, some of which come from the Group, while other industry experts have been brought in from outside: “Moving individuals within the Group helps us promote understanding and collaboration across our business units, something that is extremely important to me,” says Höttges. “But we also supplement our in-house expertise where necessary by bringing in external top performers. This way we achieve the ideal combination of specialist, market and corporate knowledge.”

Patrick Molck-Ude (48) will be in charge of the TC unit; he was previously Head of Sales and Service Business Customers at Telekom Deutschland. “Thanks to his many years of service in the Group, Patrick has the necessary industry expertise and has experience with international projects as well as first-hand knowledge of business customer requirements for mobile communications and fixed-network services,” says Reinhard Clemens.
The TC Division will expand the telecommunications activities with greater reach in Germany and internationally, and integrate the workflows of all involved Deutsche Telekom Group units. Clemens aims to outperform the competition in mobile communications business, fixed-network services and the combination of both with uniform, international offers, innovative product developments and attractive prices for business customers.

Ferri Abolhassan (50) will head up the IT Division. He was previously in charge of Delivery at T-Systems and has decisively increased customer satisfaction with a wide-ranging quality program (84 Tri*M index points). The IT Division meets the demand for classic IT services, systems integration and outsourcing. The transformation expertise built up over ten years, which enables the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to get large enterprises onto the cloud, constitutes the growth driver for T-Systems in this IT business.

The new Digital Division will be headed up by Anette Bronder (47). Bronder was most recently Director Group Technology Enterprise Solutions at Vodafone Group Services with headquarters in London. In this function she was responsible worldwide for implementing product solutions for mobile communications and fixed-network services, M2M and big data for business customers. Reinhard Clemens stresses: “She is a first-class manager in those innovative areas for which we are setting up the Digital Division. And she knows inside out what is involved in working together internationally with business customers. I'm delighted to have her on board.” The Digital Division will support enterprises with their digitization strategies. It will develop highly scalable, platform-based and standardized products, and assume full entrepreneurial responsibility for the marketing thereof.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for corporate customers and business customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60.1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.

About T-Systems
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 50,000 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant value to customers 'core business all over the world. The corporate customers unit generated revenue of around 9.5 billion euros in the 2013 financial year.