Timotheus Höttges was born in 1962 in Solingen. After completing his studies in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration at Cologne University (Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA)), he spent three years with a business consulting company. At the end of 1992, he moved to the VIAG Group in Munich where he held various management positions, finally as member of the extended Management Board responsible for Controlling, Corporate Planning, and Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2000, Timotheus Höttges joined the Telekom Group. Following positions as Managing Director responsible for Finance and Controlling and later Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland, Höttges headed European operations as member of the Board of Management of T-Mobile International from 2005 until his appointment to the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG at the end of 2006. In the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG he was initially responsible for the T-Home unit, Sales and Service. In this position, he was in charge of the fixed-network and broadband business, as well as the integrated sales and service in Germany. In 2009 he took on responsibility for Finance and Controlling. In 2014 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Timotheus Höttges is a member of the following other legally mandatory supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies:
- Mercedes-Benz AG (group mandate)
- T-Mobile US, Inc. (listed) – Chairman