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René Obermann, Berlin

  • Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, New York/USA

(as of April 11, 2018)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1963

Place of birth: Düsseldorf

Nationality: German


1982 High school leaving certificate ("Abitur")

1982-1984 Military service

1984-1986 Commercial apprenticeship at BMW AG


1986 Foundation of ABC Telekom (own company)

1991-1998 Managing Partner of successor company Hutchison Mobilfunk GmbH
since 1993 Chief Executive Officer

1998-2002 Member of the Board of Management of T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH
since 2000 Chief Executive Officer

2002-2006 Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG and Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG

2006-2013 Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG

2014 Chief Executive Officer of Ziggo N.V., Netherlands

since 2015 Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, New York, USA

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2013, appointed until 2020)
  • 1&1 Internet SE (Chair)
  • Strato AG (Chair)
  • Allianz Deutschland AG
  • Inexio Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KGaA

Membership of comparable control bodies

  • Telenor ASA
  • Airbus SE/Netherlands
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