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International consulting part of the Groupís growth strategy: Francis Deprez appointed new CEO of Detecon


Francis Deprez (46) is to take over as Chief Executive Officer of the international consulting company Detecon effective September 1, 2011. To date, he has been Head of Group Strategy at Deutsche Telekom. As a former partner at McKinsey, he brings consulting expertise to his new role and will expand the companyís consulting business further, helping to drive ahead the Groupís growth strategy.

Alongside dynamic services such as pay-per-use bandwidth, computing and storage capacities or entire applications from the cloud (cloud computing), strategic consulting is a key element of future growth in business with corporate customers in particular. Above all, this includes international consulting for companies in almost all sectors on issues of strategy and organization, as well as on the deployment of modern information and communication technology (ICT).

Detecon is a subsidiary of T-Systems and, with projects in over 160 countries, is one of the leading consulting companies worldwide. The focus of its work is on ICT consulting in the fields of telecommunications, banking and insurance, automotive, manufacturing and energy.

Deprez has many years of experience as a business consultant. Before joining Deutsche Telekom in 2006 he spent 15 years working for McKinsey, eight of them as partner. He also has in-depth knowledge of the Group and has been responsible for various strategic projects. As Head of Group Strategy, he played an important role in establishing Deutsche Telekom as a provider of connected life and work.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the worldís leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 35 million fixed-network lines and almost 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2011). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 241,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).

About T-Systems
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekomís corporate customers arm provides integrated solutions for the future of a connected business world and society. Some 47,600 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant value to customersí core business all over the world. The corporate customers arm generated revenue of around EUR 9.1 billion in the 2010 financial year.

About Detecon
Detecon is one of the leading companies worldwide for ICT management consulting. The focus of its work is on consultancy and implementation solutions resulting from the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In addition to traditional strategic and organizational consulting, its services also include the planning and realization of complex technological ICT architecture and applications. Deteconís expertise is the result of the knowledge accumulated from management and ICT consulting projects successfully concluded in over 160 countries. Detecon is a subsidiary of T-Systems International, Deutsche Telekomís corporate customer brand.


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