Deutsche Telekom’s domestic arm, Telekom Deutschland, has named Ferri Abolhassan as director of service transformation and has moved technology chief Bruno Jacobfeuerborn to the position ofmanaging director of Telekom’s radio tower unit Deutsche Funkturm. Jacobfeuerborn has also been named as Deutche Telekom group chief technology officer at the head of a new technology and innovation board.
Telekom Deutschland said it would report a new head of technology to replace Jacobfeuerborn soon.
Deutsche Telekom is in the process of a major transformation of its networks and infrastructure to enable it to deliver converged services. Niek Jan van Damme, board member for Germany at Deutsche Telekom, said that Abolhassan’s appointment would reinforce the company in its efforts to create a single service unit to enable it to bundle all its services together.
Among the changes being implemented by Deutsche Telekom is a more flexible working hours agreement with employee representatives, enabling working hours in the service and technology areas to be increased by up to four hours as required and, after 2019, reduced in line with demand.
Dr. Ferri Abolhassan is a member of the T-Systems Board of Management, responsible for the IT Division and Telekom Security. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Ferri Abolhassan completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. After graduating, he worked at Siemens and IBM prior to completing his doctorate in 1992. He held various senior positions at SAP and IDS Scheer, before joining T-Systems in September 2008 as Head of Systems Integration and a member of the Board of Management. In late 2010, Abolhassan took on the role of Head of Production, before becoming Director of Delivery in 2013. In January 2015, Abolhassan was appointed Director of the T-Systems IT Division, with responsibility for approximately 30,000 employees and some 6,000 customers. Moreover, to address new IT imperatives, Deutsche Telekom has created an organizational unit for security solutions, to be headed up by Abolhassan. The new business will combine all of Deutsche Telekom’s security activities, and will market its cyber security offerings.