Management

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG:The members of the Management Board

You will find the Management Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG below. The Supervisory Board can be found on the Investor Relations pages.

Markus Haas

Markus Haas
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Member of the Executive Committee of Telefónica S.A. Markus Haas has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since January 2017 and a member of the Management Board since September 2012. From 2014 to 2017, he led the company's core operating business as Chief Operating Officer (COO). His responsibilities as COO also included the operational integration of Telefónica and E-Plus following the acquisition in 2014 and the associated successful realization of the expected synergies. Most recently, under his overall leadership of the company, Telefónica once again revolutionized the mobile market in Germany with the launch of O2 Free, by far the most customer-friendly mobile data product. The fully qualified lawyer has worked for Telefónica since 1998. In 2009, he became a member of the Executuve Board. He played a key role in shaping the acquisition and integration of HanseNet, the LTE spectrum auction and the successful IPO of Telefónica Deutschland. Under his negotiating leadership, commercially important, strategic partnerships were concluded, including with Deutsche Telekom AG, Versatel GmbH and with Drillisch AG. Markus Haas began his career as in the company's Legal and Regulatory division in 1998 - then Viag Interkom - and subsequently as Executive Assistant to the CFO. He then headed the Corporate & Legal Affairs department as Vice President with commercial responsibility for the roaming and wholesale network operator business. Markus Haas was born in Munich in 1972 and lives with his family in Munich. Download vita

Markus Rolle

Credits: Telefónica Deutschland
Markus Rolle
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Markus Rolle has been CFO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since August 2017. Prior to this position, he had been Director Controlling of Telefónica Germany since October 2014 and worked closely together in this position with CFO Rachel Empey and CEO Markus Haas. He joined E-Plus more than 18 years ago. During his training he got involved with all relevant fields of the company which led him to work as Business Analyst for the strategic long-term planning in Controlling. From 2004, the graduate of a business degree held various leading positions in the finance departments of the E-Plus Group and the KPN Group, including positions as Director Controlling at E-Plus and as CFO Consumer Mobile in the Netherlands. From November 2013 he significantly helped to prepare the Post Merger Integration (PMI) process between Telefónica Deutschland and E-Plus. He also took over several senior management tasks for subsidiaries and was in charge of their financial topics. Markus Rolle graduated as a business graduate of Business Administration from the Hochschule für Ökonomie und Management (College for Economics and Management) in Essen. Further he joined various High Potential and Executives programmes. He was born in Gelsenkirchen in 1978, is married and father of two children. Download vita

Valentina Daiber

Credits: Telefónica Deutschland
Valentina Daiber
Chief Officer Legal & Corporate Affairs Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Valentina Daiber has been Chief Officer Legal and Corporate Affairs of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since August 2017. In this position she is responsible for the units Legal, Compliance, Corporate Security and Data Protection, as well as the regulatory work of the company, the relations to the public authorities and the government offices and the department of Corporate Responsibility. In addition, Valentina Daiber leads the representative office of Telefónica in the capital Berlin. Prior to this position, the lawyer was Director Corporate Affairs at Telefónica Germany and responsible for the legal departments Regulatory Law, Cartel Law, Telecommunications Law and Media Law as well as for the work with political committees and organisations. Valentina Daiber joined Telefónica Deutschland – then Viag Interkom – in 1999, where she started as advisor in the field of Regulation. Since 2004 she has been working in various leading positions in the company. Prior to her career at Telefónica, Valentina Daiber worked at the Institute for European Media Law in Saarbrücken as well as for the national office for private broadcasters, in Ludwigshafen. Valentina Daiber completed her first legal state examination at the University of Saarbrücken and her second legal state examination at the Oberlandesgericht (higher regional court) Zweibrücken / Palatinate. She was born in Neunkirchen/Saar in 1967, is married and the mother of a son. Download vita

Nicole Gerhardt

Nicole Gerhardt
Credits: Telefónica Deutschland
Nicole Gerhardt
Chief Human Resources Officer Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Nicole Gerhardt has been Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since August 2017. In this position she is responsible for Human Resources within the company. Prior to this, Nicole Gerhardt was Executive Vice President Human Resources at ProSieben.Sat1 Media SE. Nicole Gerhardt is already well acquainted with the company. From 2013 to 2015, the fully qualified lawyer worked first as Head of HR at the E-Plus Group and then, following the merger of Telefónica Deutschland and E-Plus, as Director Business Partnering, Talent, Leadership & Capability Development. Nicole Gerhardt started her career as Legal Counsel at Versatel Deutschland GmbH, before leading the company’s HR department. Several leading positions followed in the HR departments of Vodafone in Germany as well as abroad. Nicole Gerhardt studied law at Ruhr University Bochum. She was born in Hagen in 1970 und she is married. Download vita

Alfons Lösing

Alfons Lösing
Credits: Telefónica Deutschland
Alfons Lösing
Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Alfons Lösing is Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. In this role he is responsible for the business with our partners. He had been Managing Director B2P of Telefónica Germany since October 2014 and also led the “Digital Products” field. Prior to this position he was Managing Director of the E-Plus Group for three years and responsible for Innovative Business Models, Cooperations, Interconnection and International Roaming as Chief Wholesale Officer. He joined E-Plus already in the year of its foundation in 1993 and, following several leading roles in the financial field, established the Wholesale & Partnering field in 2002. At the start of his career Alfons Lösing worked in several roles for Siemens AG in the business of unit systems engineering. The electrical engineering graduate (diploma from University GH Paderborn) and the business administration and engineering graduate (diploma from FH Bochum) was born in Vreden in 1964, is married and the father of two children. Download vita

Wolfgang Metze

Wolfgang Metze
Chief Consumer Officer Member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Wolfgang Metze has been Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since August 2017. In this position, he is responsible for the Private Customer Business with a clear focus on customer experience while delivering on a holisitic approach, targeting the whole household. Wolfgang Metze is in charge of strategic direction and operational steering of the business to consumer segment to increase market share, grow revenues and position the core brands O2 and BLAU. He joined Telefónica Germany in February 2017 as Managing Director B2C. Prior to joining Telefónica Germany, the graduate of a business degree (FH) had been working for the Deutsche Telekom Group since 2000 in various leading positions; most recently, for several years he was Senior Vice President for the Segment Management Private Customers department and Member of the Supervisory Board of the subsidiary company Congstar GmbH. Wolfgang Metze started his career at Telekom Deutschland as a trainee, having worked as a freelancer distributing telecommunications solutions for several years. Following a training in banking, Wolfgang Metze studied at Fachhochschule Köln (Cologne University of Applied Sciences) and graduated with a business degree (FH). Wolfgang Metze was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1973, is married and the father of three children. Download vita

Mallik Rao (Yelamate Mallikarjuna Rao)

Mallik Rao
Chief Technology & Information Officer Member of the Executive Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG Mallik Rao has been Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since end of October 2019 and is responsible for the mobile and fixed network as well as the IT of Telefónica Deutschland. Mallik Rao has more than 25 years of experience in the international telecommunications industry. He began his professional career in 1993 at TATA Telecom. This was followed by several positions: After 7 years in Technology & Solutions at ERICSSON, he moved to Nortel Networks, where he worked in Wireless Business PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). Mallik Rao assumed his first leadership position as CTO at the Indian mobile communications provider Aircel for 3 years between 2008 to 2012. He joined the Vodafone Group in 2012, where he initially held the role of Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO) for Vodafone Netherlands. There he was responsible for both Dutch and Eastern European markets. Since September 2015, he has held the same position at Vodafone Turkey. Mallik Rao holds bachelor degree in Communications Engineering from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Aurangabad in India. Mallik Rao was born in Govindinne Village / India in 1969. He is married and has two children. Download vita
Markus Haas, Chief Executive Officer, born 1972 in Munich: First appointed to the Management Board in September 2012. Appointed Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2017. Currently appointed until December 31, 2022. Markus Rolle, Chief Financial Officer, born 1978 in Gelsenkirchen: First appointed to the Management Board as of August 1, 2017. Currently appointed until July 31, 2023. Valentina Daiber, Chief Officer Legal & Corporate Affairs, born 1967 in Neunkirchen/Saar: First appointed to the Management Board as of August 1, 2017. Currently appointed until July 31, 2023. Nicole Gerhardt, Chief Human Resources Officer, born 1970 in Hagen: First appointed to the Management Board as of August 1, 2017. Currently appointed until July 31, 2023. Alfons Lösing, Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer, born 1964 in Vreden: First appointed to the Management Board as of August 1, 2017. Currently appointed until July 31, 2023. Wolfgang Metze, Chief Consumer Officer, born 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach: First appointed to the Management Board as of August 1, 2017. Currently appointed until July 31, 2023. Mallik Rao, Chief Technology & Information Officer, born 1969 in Govindinne Village (India): First appointed to the Management Board as of October 15, 2019. Currently appointed until December 31, 2022.

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG:Members of the Supervisory Board

You can find the Supervisory Board on the Investor Relations pages. Individual participation in meetings Committees Committees