Michael Tsamaz

Chairman & CEO, OTE Group

Michael Tsamaz heads OTE Group, the largest telecommunications provider in Greece and SE Europe and part of Deutsche Telekom AG, since November 2010.

Under his leadership, OTE Group managed to streamline its financials, create new revenue streams and transform into a modern, customer centric, tech enterprise, with COSMOTE as the unified brand for its fixed, mobile, internet and TV P&S. Its healthy financials allow OTE Group to implement a comprehensive, long term investment plan in fiber optics networks, mobile NGNs, ICT and Pay TV services, advancing Greeceā€™s infrastructure. Group strategy now focuses on its digital transformation and adaptation to the new digital era.

Since 2001, Michael Tsamaz held several senior roles within OTE, overseeing the course of its international investments, where he reformed operations, and served as CEO & BoD member for a number of OTE & COSMOTE international subsidiaries. He also served as BoD member of EE, UK. Mr. Tsamaz is also Chairman of the Board of Telekom Romania Communications S.A. He is a MoB of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) since July 2016 and heads the Digital Economy Committee since November 2016. Prior to his tenure at OTE Group, he held high ranking positions in Marketing, Sales & General Management for multinational companies such as Vodafone and Philip Morris.

Mr. Tsamaz holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.