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The Board of Management introduces itself

Here you can find brief profiles of our members of the Board of Management

The lineup at T-Systems

Who is at the top at T-Systems, and how is our Board of Management structured? Get an overview here. 

Adel Al-Saleh

Portrait of Adel Al-Saleh, Member of the Board of Management Telekom and CEO T-Systems

Deutsche Telekom Board Member and CEO T-Systems

On January 1 2018, Adel B. Al-Saleh, born in 1963, started in his role as Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom AG and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of T-Systems.

Adel spent the first 19 years of his professional life at IBM holding a variety of senior leadership roles. His last role at IBM was vice president and general manager, Sales and Industries, IBM Northeast Europe Integrated Operating Team, responsible for IBM sales across all industries and products.

Adel spent 4 years at IMS Health, world leading healthcare informatics company, as President of EMEA and President of the North America.

In December 2011 Al-Saleh joined Northgate as Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) Group until he took over his new responsibilities at Deutsche Telekom.

Adel graduated from Boston University in 1987, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters of Business and Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1990.

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François Fleutiaux

François Fleutiaux, Managing Director Commercial T-Systems

Chief Commercial Officer

As of January 1st, 2019 François Fleutiaux is appointed Director Commercial at T-Systems International GmbH.

In this function, he is responsible for driving growth for T-Systems through the full go-to-market strategy and execution including sales, marketing, partner management and the end-to-end client life cycle management. He leads the “Customer Centricity” business principle of T-Systems and works jointly with the Portfolio Units to build market driven Portfolio Roadmaps tailored to the customer needs. He will focus on sustainable customer care and success.

François Fleutiaux looks back on approximately 30 years’ experience in the IT industry. After his studies in Computer Science at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, he began his professional career in 1989 at IBM. There, he worked in Sales, Sales management, and various executive roles in Consulting and Outsourcing Services. In 2006, François Fleutiaux moved to Unisys leading Southern Europe and from 2010 additionally the Outsourcing business in Europe. Moving to Fujitsu in 2012, Fleutiaux was Senior Vice President, responsible for Western Europe and from 2015, leading the business of the 20 largest countries in EMEIA. François Fleutiaux has been a member of the T-Systems international board since 2017, heading the IT Division with almost 27,000 employees in more than 20 countries until end of 2018.

Christoph Ahrendt

Christoph Ahrendt, Managing Director Finance & Controlling T-Systems

Finance & Controlling Director

Christoph Ahrendt assumed the position of Director of Finance & Controlling on March 3, 2016. After completing his studies at the University of Cologne with a degree in business informatics, Mr. Ahrendt began his career at KPMG Consulting AG in Düsseldorf before coming to Deutsche Telekom AG as a Senior Consultant in 2002.

Mr. Ahrendt has held various management positions within the Group since 2003. He initially held the office of Vice President responsible for setting up the Vivento business. He then worked as Vice President at Corporate Programs and People & Organization where he implemented different transformation programs for the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management. Mr. Ahrendt became Senior Vice President Financial & Performance Management in spring 2009 where he headed the efficiency project “Save for Service“, as well as the benchmarking processes for the entire Group.

He joined T-Systems in 2012 as Senior Vice President Finance & Controlling Telekom IT. Four years later he assumed responsibility for the T-Systems Finance area as Director of Finance & Controlling.

Georg Pepping

Portrait of Georg Pepping, Managing Director HR T-Systems

Human Resources Director

Georg Pepping has been appointed a Member of the Board of Management of T-Systems International and Director Human Resources and Labor Director at T-Systems since September 1, 2010.

Georg Pepping began his career with the Deutsche Telekom Group in 1997 as a commercial lawyer at T-Data Gesellschaft für Datenkommunikation mbH, where he took over as head of the internal legal department the following year. In 1999 he moved to the Group Employee Terms and Conditions department at Deutsche Telekom AG Group Headquarters, where he was responsible for collective negotiation at German Group companies. He was appointed head of the Remuneration Systems and Total Compensation department in 2001.

In 2003, Mr. Pepping took over the Human Resources Management (HRM) central department at Deutsche Telekom AG Group Headquarters. As Head of the HRM Competence Center, he was responsible for compensation & benefits within the Deutsche Telekom Group, including social, collective agreement and co-determination policies in the Group.

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