Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter has resigned his position in what the operator describes as a mutually agreed premature termination of his contract.
Ametsreiter, who has been chief executive since 2009, will leave his post as CEO of Telekom Austria AG and of A1 Telekom Austria AG – Telekom Austria’s converged fixed and mobile parent group – at the end of July.
“On behalf of the Supervisory Board I would like to express our thanks to Hannes Ametsreiter for running the business through quite challenging times, also in the transition phase of Telekom Austria Group becoming an affiliate of América Movíl. His work is also well recognized internationally and the strong market position, which Telekom Austria Group has gained under his guidance, deserves appreciation. The Supervisory Board will discuss the succession during its next meeting. Personally I wish Hannes Ametsreiter all the best for his private and professional future,” said Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria Group.
“It is a great honour that I have been allowed to contribute to shaping two incredibly exciting decades of telecommunications in Austria and CEE. After so many years a farewell is of course hard, but the Telekom Austria Group today is in great shape as a leading convergent communications provider, has great perspectives for growth and two strong core shareholders,” said Ametsreiter.