Group Managing Director, Telstra Consumer
Karsten joined Telstra in January 2013. He has extensive experience across the telecommunications industry holding senior executive level positions at Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Karsten was most recently partner and managing director of the Boston Consulting Group, Germany and a core member of the Telecoms, Media and High Tech Practice team.
He has had strong corporate telecommunications experience across Vodafone including as Chief Commercial Officer for Vodafone Romania whilst acting as CEO for a period of time. Karsten’s experience also extends to T-Mobile in Germany where he was Executive Vice President, Channel Management, T-Mobile Germany, and Head of Channel Management and Head of Sales Channel Finance, T-Mobile UK.
He has a Ph.D in Solid State Physics, a Masters Degree in Physics and holds a MBA from INSEAD and was awarded the Borchers Medal from the University of Aachen.