Telecom Manager: Christian Illek becomes new Microsoft Germany boss


Since the beginning of 2007, Illek has been the head of the T-Home division and, since May 2009, the managing director of marketing at Telekom Deutschland GmbH. Before that, the manager worked in various executive positions for Bain & Company and Dell both in Germany and in Switzerland. Christian Illek studied chemistry and business administration in Düsseldorf and Munich and began his professional career in 1989 at the University of Munich.

At Microsoft Germany, Illek succeeds Ralph Haupter, 44, who has been responsible for Microsoft's operations in China since July 1, as CEO Greater China Region. He reportedly reported to Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International.