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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Siemens Enterprise Communications
Hamid Akhavan, born in 1961, started his position as Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Enterprise Communications in February 2010. In this role, Akhavan is responsible for leading Siemens Enterprise Communications, jointly owned by the US Financial Investor The Gores Group (51 % share) and Siemens AG (49 % share), including its daughter companies Siemens Enterprise Communications and Enterasys Networks.
Prior to that, Akhavan served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Deutsche Telekom Group since July 2009 and as Chairman of the Executive Operating Board at Deutsche Telekom. As COO, Hamid Akhavan remained responsible for the operation of the mobile markets in Europe, a responsibility he had taken on in December 2006, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of T-Mobile International AG. In addition, Hamid Akhavan’s Group-wide responsibilities included Products & Innovation, as well as the areas of Technology, IT, Procurement, International Sales and International Marketing.
Until December 2006, Hamid Akhavan had been Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTO) on the Board of Management of T-Mobile International. Following a strategic realignment, he was also appointed CTO of the Deutsche Telekom Group in September 2006. Hamid Akhavan had been working at T-Mobile International since September 2001 and was appointed to the Board of Management in December 2002. Before that, he was Chief Technical Officer and Chief Information Officer at Teligent Inc., an international broadband fixed wireless access company, and held various positions at other technology companies.
Hamid Akhavan graduated from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received a Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the same fields.