Telefónica Deutschland extends CEO contract with Markus Haas

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Markus Haas
At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG approved the appointment of Markus Haas (49) as the company’s CEO for a further three-year term until 31 December 2025. His current contract is valid until 31 December 2022. Markus Haas has been CEO of Telefónica Deutschland since January 2017 and leads the seven-member Management Board. Previously, the fully qualified lawyer, who has held various management positions at the company since 1998, led the core operating business of the telecommunications provider as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Peter Löscher
"Markus Haas has impressively demonstrated that he can steer O2 Telefónica through the digital transformation with vision and successfully develop the company in the long term," explains Peter Löscher, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. "We are delighted that with him we continue to have one of the most accomplished managers in the German telecommunications industry at the head of a strong management team to continue writing the success story of Telefónica in Germany." During Markus Haas' tenure, Telefónica Deutschland has executed its ambitious plans in a focused and value-creating way. Following the successful completion of the integration of the E-Plus Group and the associated delivery of extensive synergies, the company embarked on a dynamic growth path under his leadership. In the past two years, the company has generated sustainable operational and financial momentum on the back of its ‘investment for growth’ programme. Telefónica Deutschland gained market share and achieved network parity with competition on the back of its extensive coverage expansion. This is well documented by strong customer gains, high satisfaction rates among customers as well as employees, and numerous awards. "I would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in me as a person and I am very pleased that, together with a strong team, I will be able to continue to lead O2 Telefónica into a successful future in the coming years," says Markus Haas. "We will continue to set strong, innovative impulses in the market and demonstrate with our offerings that digitization has a high personal, economic and social benefit for everyone."