René Obermann, member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom AG and Chairman of the Board of T-Mobile International AG, the largest German mobile operator, met with the Management Board of Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, the Era network operator. It was his first visit to Poland. The discussions concentrated around further development of PTC, strengthening of Era's position on the Polish market and the situation of the Polish telecommunication industry. Deutsche Telekom AG is the largest telecommunication company in Europe. With its two affiliates, T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH and MediaOne International BV, it holds a 45% stake in Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Sp. z o.o. T-Mobile International AG is a global mobile operator with affiliates in Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Russia, Great Britain and the USA. It provides services to over 50 millions subscribers. René Obermann Member of the Board of Management Deutsche Telekom AG, Chairman of the Board of T-Mobile International AG René Obermann, born in March 1963 in Dusseldorf, Germany, became a Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG, responsible for T-Mobile, in November 2002. Since December 11, 2002 he is also Chairman of the Board of T-Mobile International AG. After completing a business traineeship with BMW in Munich between 1984 and 1986, Obermann set up the business ABC Telekom in Münster, Germany. In 1991, he became Managing Partner of Hutchison Mobilfunk GmbH, successor of ABC Telecom, and in 1993 until 1998 Chairman of the Management Board. Obermann was also Chairman of the former German Association of Mobile Communication Service Providers in 1995 and 1996. Between April 1998 and March 2000, René Obermann was Managing Director Sales at T-Mobile Deutschland. From April 2000 until March 2002 he had been Chief Executive Officer of the company. In June 2001 René Obermann became Member of the Board of T-Mobile International, where he was responsible for European Operations and Group Synergies until his appointment as Chairman of the Board.