Obermann has broad experience from the telecom industry, most recently as the CEO of Ziggo. He has also been the CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG from 2006-2013. Obermann’s career includes CEO roles at T-Mobile International and before that at Hutchison Mobilfunk Germany (formerly branded as ABC Telekom which he had founded in 1986). He has also served as the Vice President of the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media from 2007-2013.
René Obermann is a partner at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm based in the US.
In addition to Obermann, the Telenor ASA Board will then consist of: Gunn Wærsted (chairperson), Jørgen Kildahl, Jacob Aqraou, Sally Davis, Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Grethe Viksaas, and the employee representatives Roger Rønning, Harald Stavn, and Sabah Qayyum.