Roland J. Bopp

Has broad senior global corporate and operating experience in premier telecom, software, e-commerce, automotive, mechanical engineering and technology service organizations

The major successful corporate and operating experiences are the following: Chairman, President; CEO of the Americas for Deutsche Telekom Inc., New York, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, Germany, Europe’s largest telecommunication service company, responsible for all of Deutsche Telekom activities in North and South America, including the alliance with France Telecom and Sprint. The successful business expansion was achieved via organic sales growth as well as acquisition and successful integration of several companies.Managing Director of Mannesmann, Duesseldorf, Germany, a US$20 billion telecommunication and engineering company operating worldwide and publicly traded. He was a key member of the management team to develop the mobile cellular business strategy for Europe. During the rollout phase of the business strategy in major European countries, he directed the successful implementation of the marketing and sales strategy. 

Member of the Executive Management Board of Astrolink, a broadband, digital, wireless, high-speed, geostationary satellite company, responsible for the global business development, marketing & sales activities. Mr. Bopp set up/managed the regional offices and led the joint venture negotiations with major telecom firms in Europe, Asia, Middle East, North and South America. 

Member of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the investment management company for several private equity funds with major assets in the area of telecommunication/software, financial services and technology primarily located in Europe. He is member of several European/American organizations such as the European CEO Round Table in North America.