Timotheus Höttges

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Timotheus Höttges
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Born (1962-09-18) 18 September 1962 (age 61)

Timotheus Höttges (born 18 September 1962, Solingen) is a German businessman who has been serving as chief executive officer of Deutsche Telekom AG, the majority shareholder of T-Mobile US, since 2014. [1]


Early life

He was born in Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen). His father was an engineer, with three children. He went to the August-Dicke-Schule (named after August Dicke) in Solingen, one of four gymnasium schools (similar to selective grammar schools) in Solingen. He then did his Zivildienst – compulsory community work.


Höttges received a degree in Business (Betriebswirtschaftslehre) from the University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln). [2] [3] [4]



Höttges worked for VIAG in Munich from 1992. VIAG merged with VEBA (Düsseldorf) in 2000 to form Düsseldorf-headquartered E.ON.

Deutsche Telekom AG

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Bonn headquarters of Deutsche Telekom

Höttges joined Deutsche Telekom in 2000. From 2006-09 he worked on the T-Home brand, for internet DSL customers, and developed the Telekom Entertain (former T-Home Entertain) internet TV service into a market leader. He joined the company's board of directors on 5 December 2006. On 1 March 2009 he became Finance Director of Deutsche Telekom. [5]

Höttges then became CEO of Deutsche Telekom on 1 January 2014, succeeding René Obermann in that role. [6] Following BT Group's takeover of EE, formerly a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange, Höttges became a member of BT Group's board of directors. [7] [8]

Other activities

Corporate boards

Non-profit organizations

Personal life

Höttges lives with his wife and two sons in the Bad Godesberg district of Bonn, in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia. The headquarters of T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are in Bonn.

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  6. Finance Magazin
  7. "BT : Completion of the acquisition of EE Limited". 4-traders.com. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  8. "Board of directors". btplc.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  9. Timotheus Höttges proposed for election to the Supervisory Board Daimler, press release of February 19, 2020.
  10. Daimler schlägt Telekom-Chef zur Wahl vor Tim Höttges soll Paul Achleitner im Daimler-Aufsichtsrat ersetzen Manager Magazin , February 19, 2020.
  11. Board of Directors BT Group.
  12. Supervisory Board Henkel.
  13. Antje Kullrich (25 February 2022) Höttges verlässt Henkel-Aufsichtsrat Börsen-Zeitung .
  14. "Timotheus Höttges". 4-traders.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  15. Board of Trustees Deutsche Telekom Stiftung.
  16. Members European Round Table of Industrialists.
  17. Board of Trustees European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).
  18. Presidium Federation of German Industries (BDI).
  19. Thomas Bellut und Timotheus Höttges im Stiftungsrat Deutsche Sporthilfe, press release of September 1, 2015.
Business positions
Preceded by Chief Executive of Deutsche Telekom
January 2014 -
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Finance Director of Deutsche Telekom
March 2009 - December 2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Dannenfeldt
Preceded by
Managing Director of Telekom Deutschland
April 2002 - January 2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Finance Director of Telekom Deutschland
September 2000 - April 2002
Succeeded by