Founder and director of the SZ Economic Summit. Economic journalist for 30 years, formerly Handelsblatt (Head of Economic Policy Department), since 1999 as Managing Editor at Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. Head of the economics editorial department from 2007 to 2022. Numerous contributions to magazines and books, participation in television and radio roundtables, lectures, moderations.
O2 Telefónica Deutschland offers telecommunications services for private and business customers as well as innovative digital products and services in the area of the Internet of Things and data analysis. The company is one of the leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In mobile communications alone, O2 Telefónica Deutschland serves around 46 million mobile lines (incl. M2M – as of December 31, 2021). No other network operator connects more people in this country. Under its core brand O2 and various secondary and partner brands, the company sells postpaid and prepaid mobile communications products with innovative mobile data services. The basis for this is the mobile communications network based on a highly resilient GSM, UMTS and LTE infrastructure. At the same time, the company is building a powerful and energy-efficient 5G network. O2 Telefónica Deutschland also provides telephony and high-speed Internet products based on various technologies in the fixed-network area. Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX) since 2012. In the fiscal year 2021, the company generated revenue of EUR 7.8 billion with around 7,400 employees. The company is majority-owned by the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A., headquartered in Madrid. With business activities in 12 countries and a customer:base of around 369 million lines, the group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers.