|Born||18 September 1962|
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.
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).
Höttges worked for VIAG in Munich from 1992. VIAG merged with VEBA (Düsseldorf) in 2000 to form Düsseldorf-headquartered E.ON.
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.
Höttges then became CEO of Deutsche Telekom on 1 January 2014, succeeding René Obermann in that role.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.
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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