T-Mobile International expands Board of Management; Sue Swenson represents T-Mobile USA together with Robert Dotson; Obermann: "Stronger presence on the Board of Management underlines importance of USA operations"
BONN, Germany — May. 4, 2005
T-Mobile International is expanding its Board of Management: Sue G. Swenson will take on additional responsibilities on the Board of Management of T-Mobile International with immediate effect, in addition to her role as Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile USA.
"Sue Swenson will be able to draw on her considerable experience in the telecommunications sector and incorporate her in-depth knowledge of the American market in her work on the Board of Management. I am pleased that we were able to secure her for this additional task," said Rene Obermann, CEO of T-Mobile International. "By increasing the presence of T-Mobile USA on the Group Board of Management, we are acknowledging the great significance of our U.S. operations."
The experienced American manager will take over Board of Management responsibility for transatlantic synergy programs and development projects, integrated WLAN services, roaming offers and terminals, thereby firmly establishing them within the Board of Management. Her scope of duties will support Robert Dotson's responsibilities, who will continue to steer U.S. activities within the Board of Management.
Sue Swenson has been a member of the Board of Management of T-Mobile USA since February 2004. She was previously CEO of Leap Wireless International in San Diego for five years. From 1994 - 1999, she was CEO of Cellular One in San Francisco and before that, she held several management positions at PacTel in San Francisco.
The T-Mobile International Board of Management will have 9 members in future:
Rene Obermann - Chairman
Thomas G. Winkler - Finance
Lothar Harings - Human Relations
Ulli Gritzuhn - Marketing
Hamid Akhavan - Technology
Timotheus Hottges - Sales & Services
Michael Gunther - Joint Ventures
Robert Dotson - Strategic U.S. Business
Susan G. Swenson - U.S. and Synergy Projects
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About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.