T-mobile USA names new board
NEW YORK: T-Mobile USA Inc., the Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) division that agreed to a merger with MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) in October, named a new board for the combined company, with Timotheus Hoettges serving as chairman. The board will have 11 members, including TMobile USA Chief Executive Officer John Legere, who’ll also run the new company, and two directors of MetroPCS, according to a statement yesterday. Hoettges, who will lead the board, is chief financial officer for Bonn-based Deutsche Telekom and set to take over as CEO after this year. Rene Obermann, the German phone company’s current CEO who plans to join Dutch cable provider Ziggo NV (ZIGGO) in 2014, will also serve on the board.