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Dr Rainer Deutschmann


Group COO
Telia Company

Dr. Rainer Deutschmann has built, transformed and grown businesses across digital sectors,
including Telecommunications, Cloud & IT Services, TV/Media & Entertainment, Analytics & AI, and FinTech, both in mature and emerging markets.

Since 2020, he is Group COO at Telia Company, the Nordic and Baltic market leader. Previously, he served as Group COO at Dialog Axiata (2017 - 2020), as Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Reliance Jio in India (2014 - 2017), and held senior executive leadership positions in Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile International AG, and McKinsey & Company. He served as Non-Executive Director at Rain South Africa Ltd., South Africa’s digital telco (2018 - 2020), and as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Deutsche Telekom UK Ltd. (2012 - 2014).

Education: Dr. rer. nat. Summa Cum Laude in Physics at University of Technology Munich, California Institute of Technology. Finance for Senior Executives Harvard Business School.

Dr Rainer

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18 June 2024




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Decoding the Pathway to the Next-Gen Telco

Join us for a strategic exploration of the roadmap to success for the future telco. We'll provide a blueprint to guide your focus, enabling proactivity and agility, and positioning your organization as an early adopter ready to embrace change.

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