Adel Al-Saleh to Become DT Board Member and CEO of T-Systems

Adel B. Al-Saleh (53) will become new Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Telekom and CEO of T-Systems on January 1, 2018. Adel succeeds Reinhard Clemens, who will, as was already announced, leave DT.

The Chairman of Deutsche Telekom’s Supervisory Board, Ulrich Lehner said: “We are happy to welcome Adel. With his deep knowledge of the industry and his great international experience, he is the right person for the position and its challenging environment.”

"I am looking forward to working with Adel. He has the right spirit and attitude paired with a profound knowledge for the job. Adel has a proven record of turning businesses around. He will start to become acquainted with T-Systems right away and will use the phase until the end of the year to bring himself up to speed,” said Timotheus Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom.

“I am excited about joining the Deutsche Telekom team. I look forward to working with T-Systems colleagues to drive our success in the market place,” Al-Saleh said.

Until recently Al-Saleh was CEO of Northgate Information Solutions (NIS) Group that he joined in December 2011, responsible for growing one of the leading global providers of software solutions and technology services across the Northgate group of companies (NGA Human Resources, Northgate Public Services, and Northgate Managed Services).

In 2016 Al-Saleh led a successful restructure of NGA’s debt structure, resulting in Goldman Sachs becoming the primary shareholder of the company. Prior to joining Northgate, he held various senior positions at IMS Health (market leader in healthcare informatics) and spent the first 19 years at IBM, holding a variety of senior leadership roles.

His last role at IBM was vice president and general manager, Sales and Industries, IBM Northeast Europe Integrated Operating Team, responsible for IBM sales across all industries and products. Adel Al-Saleh graduated from Boston University in 1987, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters of Business and Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1990.

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