Wolfgang Metze is returning to Deutsche Telekom after seven years with Teléfonica.
The 50-year-old is taking over the responsibility as managing director of private customers. He will report directly to Telekom’s Board member for Germany, Srini Gopalan.
Metze will succeed André Almeida, who is moving to Group Development within the Group.
As Director Private Customers, Metze will be responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s fixed-network and mobile communications business. In addition to the strategy and implementation of the fibre-optic roll-out in Germany including customer experience and the Magenta Entertainment TV service.
“I am delighted that Wolfgang is returning to Telekom,” said Gopalan. “He is just the right person for the challenges ahead in the consumer market and in accelerating fibre rollout. Wolfgang brings a wealth of experience and has an impressive track record in strategy, governance and operational execution in multi-billion telecoms companies. He had made a lasting impression during his first time at Telekom and has also made a difference in his five years at Telefónica”, said Gopalan.
Metze has more than 20 years of experience in management positions. He began his career at Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile Deutschland in 2000, and most recently held the role of SVP Consumer Business at Telekom Deutschland before joining Teléfonica in 2017. Metze left Teléfonica a year ago at his own request to take on new challenges.