- Appointed: 1 January 2018
- Stocks: 0 as of 9 April 2018
- Member of committee: Innovation and Technology Committee
Background: René Obermann was born in 1963 and lives in Germany. He has broad experience from the telecom industry, most recently as the CEO of Ziggo, the largest cable telecom company in the Netherlands. Obermann has also been the CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG from 2006-2013. Obermann’s career includes CEO roles in T-Mobile and Hutchison Mobilfunk and he founded ABC Telekom in 1986. He has also served as the Vice President of the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media from 2007-2013. Mr. Obermann is currently Managing Director and Partner at Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm, a role he has held since 2015.
Education: “Industrial merchant” – completed a commercial apprenticeship at BMW after high school and air force service.