FRANKFURT, Oct 9 (Reuters) -
Deutsche Telekom's outgoing chief executive Rene
Obermann will join the supervisory board of steelmaker
ThyssenKrupp next year, replacing Swiss economist
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, a source close to the board said on
Weder di Mauro is leaving because she has been appointed to
an expert committee at the European Commission, the source said,
following an earlier report by the Seddeutsche Zeitung
The change is likely to be announced before the end of the
year, the person said, so that ThyssenKrupp's shareholders can
approve the move at an annual meeting in January.
ThyssenKrupp, which is struggling to return to profit and
fix its finances, declined to comment. A spokesman for Deutsche
Telekom said he was unaware of any pending move.
Obermann is due to leave Deutsche Telekom at the end of the
year. Deutsche Telekom's supervisory board chairman Ulrich
Lehner is also chairman at ThyssenKrupp.
Obermann is due to assume the post of chief executive at
Dutch cable group Ziggo in January and is also a
member of utility E.ON's supervisory board.
(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff; Writing by Maria Sheahan;
Editing by Philipp Halstrick, Greg Mahlich)