Managing Director ad interim Member of the Management Board T-Systems North America
Cesar Martinez serves as Managing Director ad interim for T-Systems North America. In his role, he is responsible for the delivery of customer oriented ICT/SI services and solutions at top quality.
Cesar has been with T-Systems since 2000. He started in Mexico as General Counsel and moved to the US where he held various positions including Senior Controller for T-Systems North America and Service Region Americas Program Manager and Operations Manager. In addition, Cesar served as Acting Vice President of ICTO for Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa where he was responsible for delivery of ICT Services, cost control, quality and service improvement. Cesar comes to T-Systems North America s from his most recent role as Vice President of Delivery at T-Systems France during which time he led the operations and service areas, provisioning customers such as Airbus, Gemalto, Yves Rocher and Daimler among others. In addition, he successfully lead the transformation of Delivery to align with TSI Delivery Strategy, making France a model Point of Delivery in the EMEA Region.
Vice President, Finance and Controlling Member of the Management Board T-Systems North America
Bertus Cilliers serves as Vice President, Finance and Controlling for T-Systems North America. In his role, he is responsible for all financial activities of T-Systems North America. Mr. Cilliers focuses on internal IT, accounting, controlling, procurement, legal and pricing activities.
Prior to joining T-Systems in 2009 Mr. Cilliers was a Senior Commercial Manager for Services with Wincor Nixdorf in the UK. He was promoted to the Senior Commercial Manager position in less than 12 months of being with the company. Some of his responsibilities at Wincor Nixdorf included providing the overall financial support and strategic guidance for Services, contracting negotiations with major accounts in the UK and overall financial management of the service division to reach revenue and gross profit targets.
Previous to his position at Wincor Nixdorf Mr. Cilliers was a Business Finance Manager and then moved on to become the Head of Controlling for T-Systems in the UK. While part of T-Systems UK he was involved in the successful installation of the SAP Financial systems and an integral part of the team which ensured successful turnaround and profitability.
Mr. Cilliers holds Bachelors degree in Accounting form Rand Afrikaans University and a MBA from the University of South Africa.
Vice President, Human Resources Member of the Management Board T-Systems North America
Stepan has been with Deutsche Telekom AG since May 2007. He began his tenure with Deutsche Telekom at T-Mobile Czech Republic as the Senior Head of Human Resources Business Partner team supporting the Technology Division.
In 2011, he became Vice President of HR Management, responsible for the whole Business Partner (BP) unit and HR Back Office services. In 2016, he was supporting both T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom as HR BP Director for Technology and Supporting Functions. In April 2017, he transitioned from Telecommunications to IT and became Vice President Human Resources, T-Systems North America.
Vice President, Delivery Member of the Management Board T-Systems North America
Christopher Knoblauch serves as Vice President, Delivery for T-Systems North America. In his role, he is responsible for the delivery of customer-oriented, best in class ICT, TC and SI services and solutions.
Chris joined T-Systems Munich, Germany office in 2009 as Executive Service Delivery Manager and moved back to the US in 2011 where he’s held various positions including Head of Service Operation Center for Global Accounts and Quality for ICT services for the Americas. In addition to his VP responsibilities, Chris is also the Head of Global IT Operations for T-Systems North America where he is responsible for the overall delivery of ICT Services, associated cost controls, quality, service improvements and overall customer success. Furthermore, he has been successful with the deployment of private, public and on premise cloud and industry specific solutions within the US servicing both local and global enterprise customers.
Prior to joining T-Systems, Chris held positions with IBM, and spent eight years in the semiconductor industry where he held various global IT management and leadership positions. During this time, Chris defined and led multiple strategic initiatives including in/out-sourcing, cloud adoption and implementation, best-shoring of IT services and providing overall executive and strategic guidance to ensure a high quality customer experience while fulfilling commercial objectives.