Management Changes within Deutsche Telekom ICSS

Bonn - April 18, 2018

The current SVP of ICSS, Mardia van der Walt (Niehaus), has decided to leave International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) when her contract expires at the end of August 2018. Her new role will be announced at a later time. From May until the end of August, she will be SVP Transformation at the International Wholesale Business Unit (IBU) to drive strategy and culture transformation. Rolf Nafziger, SVP International Wholesale Business Unit, will take over Mardia’s responsibilities in May 2018. 

“We took this step to cope with the challenges of today’s telco market, where severe competition, higher customer expectations and new technologies have fundamentally changed our business. Coinciding with this, we have adopted a new, long-term strategy that allows us to more quickly launch innovations, adapt to change and streamline our processes,” said Rolf Nafziger. “I would like to recognize Mardia, who has been a role model for successful strategy execution, thanks to her vast transformational leadership expertise. I highly value Mardia as an inspirational leader with great understanding for business and people.” 

Mardia van der Walt (Niehaus) joined ICSS in September of 2015. During this time she drove the wholesale division to a position of profitable growth and success. She has held several key positions within Deutsche Telekom since 1998, including that of CEO at T-Systems South Africa. She has been familiar with the company and the telecommunication industry for years and has a strategic understanding of the market and a proven track record in operational experience.

About Deutsche Telekom:

About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Content: Enable a connected society by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.

Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.

Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.


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