New Managing Directors for Finance and Service Technology at Telefónica Germany

-Rachel Empey appointed head of finance (CFO)
-Eckart Pech appointed head of Service Technology (CIO)
MUNICH. New members of the management team at Telefónica Germany: On October 1 Rachel Empey will take over the role of Chief Financial Officer and Eckart Pech will become Managing Director Service Technology. Both have been working in the company for several years.
The new head of finance has been working as Vice President of Controlling since 2009. "With her experience and knowledge, Rachel Empey has made a considerable contribution towards helping us achieve our financial goals over the past few years," said René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany. "Over the last few months in the role of acting CIO, Eckart Pech has already provided new momentum and proven that he is optimally qualified for this position." The PhD of business administration, who essentially engineered the transformation of Telefónica Germany's IT since 2009, provisionally took over the role of Managing Director Service Technology (CIO) in May. Previously he worked as Vice President of both Planning & Transformation and Technology Development at Telefónica Germany.
Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and its brands O2 and Alice belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. According to a network test by "connect" magazine (edition 12/10), the O2 network is top of the list when it comes to reliable file downloads and champion in the telephony category. In the overall result the company is on second position. Telefónica Europe has more than 57 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.