Executive bodies

Changes in the composition of the Board of Management

At its meeting on May 22, 2019, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG resolved to dissolve the Data Privacy, Legal Affairs and Compliance (DRC) Board department effective December 31, 2019. The Internal Audit and Risk Management units were assigned to the Finance Board of Management department. The Data Privacy, Legal Affairs, and Compliance units were assigned to the Human Resources Board of Management department and are led by Dr. Claudia Junker, who in her capacity as General Counsel and Executive Vice President reports directly to Birgit Bohle. Birgit Bohle has headed up the extended Human Resources and Legal Affairs Board department since January 1, 2020. Dr. Thomas Kremer left the Group for reasons of age effective March 31, 2020. Until his departure, Dr. Kremer supported the transition to the new structures as part of a designated mandate.

At the start of this year Dr. Dirk Wössner, the Board of Management member for Germany, notified the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG that he does not intend to extend his service contract beyond its expiration date of December 31, 2020. On June 18, 2020 the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG appointed the current Board member for Europe, Srini Gopalan, as the new Board member for Germany effective November 1, 2020. Dr. Wössner will resign from his position effective midnight on October 31, 2020. The Supervisory Board has begun the search for a successor to head up the Europe Board department on the basis of a structured succession management process.