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New chief executive for Magyar Telekom

Deutsche Telekom-owned Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom has named Tibor Rékasi as its new CEO following the resignation of previous chief executive Christopher Mattheisen.

Tibor Rékasi

Mattheisen will leave the company on July 1 after the board approved the termination of his contract at his own request. He had served as Magyar Telekom’s CEO since 2006, during which time he also served chairman for an extended period. Previously he had headed up the telco’s fixed-line business.

Rékasi has served as chief commercial officer, residential services at Magyar Telekom since January last year, having previous served as chief sales officer and, from 2013 CEO of T-Systems Hungary.

Magyar Telekom has also named Melinda Szabó as Rékasi’s successor as chief commercial officer. Szabó has held a number of positions at Magyar Telekom including marketing director for the residential segment. More recently, she has served as head of SOHO/SME sales and marketing at a mobile operator in Hungary.

Christopher Mattheisen

Deutsche Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer, Timotheus Höttges said: “Chris has been central to our outstanding performance in Hungary over the last decade. He has built an exceptional business across the enterprise and consumer markets and established a strong connection for the brand and company with Hungarian society. What has stood out for me is the way through his tenure, Chris has stayed true to the values and beliefs of the Deutsche Telekom Group. I would like to thank Chris for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future. I would also like to welcome Tibor Rekasi into the role and his elevation to this role is symbolic of our commitment to build and promote the best talent within the company. I am confident he will build on the strong foundation created by Chris and take the business to the next level.”