Timotheus Höttges

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Timotheus Höttges (born 18 September 1962) is a German businessman and Chief Executive of Deutsche Telekom AG, the majority shareholder of T-Mobile US.[1]

Early life[edit]

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. Conscription in Germany finished in 2011.


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


VIAG AG[edit]

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

Deutsche Telekom AG[edit]

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]

He then became CEO of Deutsche Telekom on 1 January 2014.[6] Following BT Group's takeover of EE, formerly a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange, Höttgens became a member of BT Group's board of directors.[7][8]

Other activities[edit]

Corporate boards[edit]

  • FC Bayern Munich, Member of the Supervisory Board[9]
  • BT Group, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (since 2016)[10]
  • Henkel, Member of the Supervisory Board (since 2016)[11]
  • EE Limited, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (-2014)
  • OTE, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors (2011-2013)

Non-profit organizations[edit]

Personal life[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Timotheus "Tim" Hoettges". bloomberg.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Timotheus Hoettges". DLD-conference.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ Wirtschafts Woche
  4. ^ Munzinger
  5. ^ "Timotheus Hoettges". DLD-conference.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  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". 4-traders.com. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  10. ^ Board of Directors BT Group.
  11. ^ Supervisory Board Henkel.
  12. ^ Board of Trustees Deutsche Telekom Stiftung.
  13. ^ Members European Round Table of Industrialists.
  14. ^ Presidium Federation of German Industries (BDI).
  15. ^ Thomas Bellut und Timotheus Höttges im Stiftungsrat Deutsche Sporthilfe, press release of September 1, 2015.

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Business positions
Preceded by
René Obermann
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