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Ren茅 Obermann

Managing Director of Warburg Pincus and member of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA and Allianz Deutschland GmbH

Rene Obermann  

Ren茅 Obermann, German

In February 2015 Ren茅 Obermann joined Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm, as a Managing Director and Partner. Subsequent to investments made by Warburg Pincus, he聽assumed roles as Chairman of the Board at 1&1 Internet Holding SE and Non-Executive Director of inexio KGaA. Furthermore, he serves on the boards of Allianz Deutschland AG, Telenor ASA, and as a member of the Editorial Board of DIE ZEIT.

Ren茅 worked as CEO of Ziggo BV in The Netherlands in 2014 until the merger with LibertyGlobal鈥檚 UPC in November. Prior to Ziggo, Ren茅 worked at Deutsche Telekom Group (DT) from 1998 until 2013. After running DT鈥檚 mobile division (T-Mobile International), he was appointed as CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG in November 2006, where he remained until December 2013.

Ren茅 began his career with a business traineeship at BMW AG in Munich. Next, he founded his own business in M眉nster in 1986: ABC Telekom, a company distributing telecommunication equipment and providing technical services. After the acquisition of ABC Telekom by Hutchison Whampoa in 1991, Ren茅 became Managing Partner of the resulting company: Hutchison Mobilfunk GmbH. Between 1993 and 1998, he was CEO of that company.

From 2007-2013, Rene also served as Vice President of the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).

Current mandates:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of AG真人计划 SE
  • Managing Director of Warburg Pincus Deutschland GmbH聽
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA聽聽
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Allianz Deutschland AG聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of 1&1 Internet Holding SE

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