Guido Kerkhoff

Chief Executive Officer

Guido Kerkhoff

Born 1967, studied business administration at Universität Bielefeld and Universität des Saarlandes.

Corporate Functions und Services

  • Internal Auditing

  • Communications

  • Investor Relations

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Strategy, Markets & Development

Responsible for the regions CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Central and East Europe, Greater China and South America


Guido Kerkhoff began his career in the Group Accounting department of VEW AG from 1995 through 1996. He then moved to Bertelsmann AG, where he most recently headed up the department responsible for projects and general corporate accounting and controlling issues for over three years.

From April 2002, Guido Kerkhoff held various management positions in Deutsche Telekom's Finance department and became head of Group Accounting and Controlling in 2006. Guido Kerkhoff was member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG from March 2009 to March 2011, initially with responsibility for Southern and Eastern Europe and – from April 2010 – for Europe.

In April 2011, Guido Kerkhoff was appointed member of the Executive Board and CFO of thyssenkrupp AG. From July 13, 2018, on he is Chief Executive Officer.