Telefónica Digital: Peter Rampling to head up Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

LONDON/ MUNICH. Peter Rampling will be heading up Telefónica Digital in Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Managing Director of Digital position was newly created to work even more closely with the national subsidiaries of Telefónica in Central Europe. He will become a member of the Telefónica Digital Europe Board reporting to Michael Duncan, CEO of Telefónica Digital Europe, and he will also be a member of Telefónica Germany's board reporting to René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG.
Peter Rampling has served as Managing Director of Marketing at Telefónica in Germany since 2010. During this time he was responsible for marketing the O2 brand and associated products in the consumer market. With his team he has driven the data groove and smartphone success of Telefónica in Germany. He was also involved in the integration of HanseNet. Prior to that he worked for Telefónica UK overseeing, among other areas, the consumer and small business customer bases.
"Mobile Internet opens up new opportunities for us every day," René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, said. "In his new position, Peter Rampling will support us to transform them into future business models, products and services." "In Peter Rampling we are gaining a manager with excellent knowledge of the market," Michael Duncan, CEO of Telefónica Digital Europe, said. "He will help us to gear our developments even more towards customers' needs in the three national subsidiaries." Telefónica Digital is a globally operating business division of Telefónica. Its task is to take advantage of the opportunities of the digital world and to further advance the growth of Telefónica through research and development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, data communication services (M2M) and eHealth. The division is headquartered in London. There are also regional branches in Silicon Valley, São Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv.
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 103 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.