Daniel Ritz | Chief Executive Officer
Tele Columbus

Daniel Ritz, Chief Executive Officer, Tele Columbus

Dr. Daniel Ritz is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Management Board of Tele Columbus AG. In this position, he leads all corporate functions and is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange and headquartered in Berlin.

From 2016 to 2019, Dr. Daniel Ritz assumed the position of President & CEO of PTCL, the leading fixed line telecommunications provider in Pakistan. He also acted as CEO of the PTCL Group, which includes a mobile operator and a microfinance bank. From 2012 to 2016, he was Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Group Executive Management at the Etisalat Group based in Abu Dhabi. In this role, he was responsible for the group-wide strategy as well as corporate development and M&A across 17 markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Daniel Ritz was a member of the Executive Management at Swisscom, where he was Chief Strategy Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors at Fastweb in Italy. From 2008 to 2009, he was also CEO of Swisscom Central & Eastern Europe.

Born in Switzerland, he started his professional career in 1994 with Boston Consulting Group, where in 2001 he rose to Partner & Managing Director with a focus on Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT). He holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


Connected Germany 2021 Day 2 @ 09:35

Keynote presentation

Connected Germany 2021 Day 2 @ 09:45

CxO PANEL - Building the full-fibre future: strategies for delivering next-gen networks

  • Incumbents, altnets and Stadtwerke – understanding Germany’s unique broadband ecosystem
  • Investment and regulation – what needs to change?
  • Navigating obstacles to build out networks at pace
last published: 23/Nov/21 14:15 GMT
last published: 23/Nov/21 14:15 GMT

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