T-Systems appoints Valentino Bravi as new CEO in Italy
Valentino Bravi is the new CEO of T-Systems in Italy. In a stance to become the market leader in the information and communication technology sector in Europe, T-Systems places special focus on the Western European growth markets. Mr Bravi’s appointment as CEO underlines the crucial role of the Italian market in T-Systems' strategy

Milan, February 06, 2007.

Valentino Bravi, 50 years old, looks back on more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry in numerous managerial positions. He headed Etnoteam as Managing Director and General Manager; he was Country Manager for Italy at Siemens Business Services. At Computer Associates Europe he was Senior Vice President and General Manager Emea taking over responsibility including business development and corporate governance. He started his management career at Syntax and Pirelli Informatica.

"We chose Mr. Bravi for his international know-how, strong customer orientation and long-term relationship with our main clients’ top management as well as with the Italian authorities and institutions", says Axel Knobe responsible for business with multinational corporations and large public institutions at T-Systems. "With Mr. Bravi we have great confidence to strengthen T-Systems’ position in the Italian market".

Wolfgang Georg Pierskalla, the former acting CEO for Italy, will take on an international task within T-Systems.

The members of the new Board of Directors at T-Systems in Italy are: Axel Werner Knobe, President; Valentino Bravi, CEO; Fausto Plebani, Chief Operation Officer (COO); Alexander Hauser, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Jeannine Pilloud and Jürgen Hernichel as Directors.

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T-Systems delivers high-quality services combining information and communication technology (ICT). The company’s broad expertise in both fields makes the business customer division of Deutsche Telekom a preferred partner for multi-national corporations, small and medium-sized businesses and public institutions. Over 160,000 customers from every industry worldwide benefit from the company’s special expertise in providing integrated ICT solutions from a single source. T-Systems is the only company to offer its own complete ICT portfolio and to combine IT and communication technology to produce new solutions. In 2005, 52,000 employees in over 20 countries achieved a turnover of 12.9 billion euros.

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