Earlier this month, RON SOMMER
(pictured) stepped down as Deutsche Telekom's CEO under pressure from the German government, which holds a 43% stake in the country's dominant phone company. The
Bonn-based Deutsche Telekom also named 72-year-old supervisory board member Helmut Sihler
as temporary replacement until a permanent successor is found. Bertelsmann management board member
, who currently heads the company's media services unit Arvato, was named as Middelhoff's replacement. Chief Financial Officer SIEGFRIED LUTHER
becomes deputy CEO.