Mr. Esser was appointed to our Board of Directors in June 2014. Since 2000, he has held various positions with the French telecom operator SFR, where, from 2002 to 2012, he was President and CEO.
From 2005 to 2012, he was a member of the Board of Vivendi Management. Before that he was a Senior Vice President of Mannesmann International Operations until 2000. Mr. Esser serves on the board of Swisscom AG where he also serves as a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Until September 2016 he also served on the board of AVG N.V. Mr. Esser is a Business Administration graduate from Cologne University and he holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Cologne University.
Mr. Esser’s term term expires following the Annual General Meeting in 2020.