Vodafone today announced its intention to appoint Hannes Ametsreiter as Vodafone Germany Chief Executive pending Supervisory Board approval on 30 June 2015. In addition to his responsibilities as Vodafone Germany Chief Executive, Hannes Ametsreiter will also become a member of the Vodafone Group Executive Committee. The appointment is effective 1 October 2015.
Hannes Ametsreiter is currently the Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive of Telekom Austria Group. He is also the Chief Executive of A1 which was created after the merger of Mobilkom Austria AG and Telekom Austria TA AG. He began his professional career as a brand manager with Procter & Gamble before joining Mobilkom Austria in 1996 in a product management role. He was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Mobilkom Austria in 2001, became Chief Marketing Officer of Telekom Austria TA AG in 2007 and was appointed as Chief Executive of Telekom Austria Fixed Net in January 2009. He was appointed to his current role in April 2009. Hannes Ametsreiter is a graduate of the University of Salzburg, was enrolled in an MBA program at Pepperdine University in the United States and has also studied at Harvard University and INSEAD.
Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said: "Hannes is an experienced industry leader with an extensive background in convergence, marketing and brand. We are delighted to welcome him to Vodafone."