Steffen Roehn to Succeed David Pleasance as Chairman of TM Forum

Steffen Roehn to Succeed David Pleasance as Chairman of TM Forum Image Credit: Tm Forum

Steffen Roehn, currently an Expert Vice President at Bain & Company and TM Forum Board director, has been elected as TM Forum’s new chairman for a two-year term. 

Steffen will take on the position of chairman in addition to his full-time role at Bain, allowing him to leverage his worldwide network for the benefit of the industry. He will formally succeed David Pleasance on May 14 at TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World in Nice, France.

As former Group CIO of Deutsche Telekom, Group CIO of T-Mobile, and a senior advisor at Reliance Jio, Steffen brings unparalleled industry experience and leadership skills to the Forum. He has been a prominent member of the TM Forum Board for a number of years – first representing Deutsche Telekom, and more recently Reliance Jio. A renowned speaker and author, Steffen also chairs the newly formed TM Forum Ecosystem Advisory Board which focuses on how to help service providers transform to play a meaningful role in emerging industry digital ecosystems.

Harmeen Mehta, CIO, Bharti Airtel and Chair of the Appointments and Governance Committee, TM Forum
Steffen’s wide variety of hands-on industry experience and energy make him the right person to guide TM Forum through its ongoing transformation and help our members succeed in the digital world.

Steffen Roehn, Chairman Elect, TM Forum
As companies around the globe are going through digital transformation, TM Forum is well placed to make an impact on the industry at large due to its collaborative nature and member-driven programs that crowd-source rapid solutions to some of the industry’s most challenging problems. 


Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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