Alejandro Plater is to become the new CEO of Telekom Austria Group, effective August 1.

Plater was appointed the company’s COO in March 2015 and his contract remains unchanged, running until March 2018 with the option of a two-year extension.

As of this August, Telekom Austria’s management board will consist of Plater and Siegfried Mayrhofer.

Plater will replaced Hannes Ametsreiter as CEO. As previously reported in Broadband TV News, he left the company to become the new CEO of Vodafone Deutschland.

Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, chairman of the supervisory board of the Telekom Austria Group, said: “Today’s decision is a good solution for the further development of Telekom Austria Group and we have set a clear and cost-efficient management board structure”.