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Heike Auerbach appointed to lead T-Systems in North America
Rochester Hills, Mich. & Frankfurt/Main, , February 25, 2009
The T-Systems Board has appointed Heike Auerbach Managing Director for T-Systems in North America. Ms. Auerbach will be responsible to set the strategic direction for the organization as well as ensure the achievement of the corporate strategy in the United States and Canada. The announcement was made by Joachim Langmack, Chief Sales Officer of T-Systems.
As Managing Director, Ms. Auerbach holds the top position at the North American business customer brand of the global telecommunications giant, Deutsche Telekom. She is also a member of both the T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom supervisory boards in North America.
“We are confident that under Heike’s leadership, T-Systems will become a significant player in the North American market”, said Langmack. T-Systems in North America will leverage its accumulated experience with existing corporate clients such as Shell Oil and T-Mobile to penetrate new accounts and significantly increase market share in North America.
Prior to joining T-Systems in North America as CFO in January 2006, Ms. Auerbach served a dual role as CFO and CIO of T-Systems in South Africa. She was an integral member of the leadership team that grew the company from its inception in 1997 to one of the leading IT and Telecommunications companies in South Africa by 2005.
From 1991 to 1997, Ms. Auerbach worked in various leadership positions in Finance and Controlling as well as in Consulting and Program Management roles for debis Systemhaus.
Ms. Auerbach holds a degree in Business Administration/Information Technology from Berufsakademie Stuttgart in Germany.
With a global infrastructure of computer centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communications technology (ICT) for multinational corporations and public institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate-customer unit offers integrated solutions for the connected future of business and society. Some 46,000 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add noticeable value to their customers’ core business all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 12 billion in the 2007 financial year.
T-Systems North America:
Tel.: +1 248 276-3582
Tel.: +1 248 276-3582
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