Management Board

Markus Hendrich (Chief Executive Officer)


(born 1980) has been active in the ICT industry since 2001 and initially held various positions in technology, planning, research and development of nationwide telecommunications networks. Markus Hendrich was appointed to the ecotel Executive Board on 1 July 2020, initially as Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and later as Co-Chairman of the Executive Board. He has been Chairman of the Executive Board since September 2022 and is currently responsible for the areas of Finance, Strategy, Wholesale, Technology, Operations, Portfolio and Central Administrative functions, among others.

After completing a part-time degree in business psychology in 2008, he held various management positions at QSC AG and Plusnet GmbH, an EnBW company, most recently as Managing Director for Technology, Product Management and Marketing. In addition, Markus Hendrich has been active in the regulatory environment for over 10 years and has actively helped shape the German telecommunications market an a national and at EU level. He is co-author of several broadband standards and, before joining ecotel, he was a member of the Extended Executive Committee of the Competitors' Association VATM, in which he continues to be active together with Peter Zils.


Achim Theis (Member of the Board of Management)


(born 1964) has been with the company since 1 January 1999, initially as Managing Director of ecotel communication GmbH and since 1 June 2001 as a member of the Executive Board.  In his role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), he has been responsible for the areas of Business Customer Sales, Key Account Management and Marketing since 1 September 2016. Additional, since 1 January 2023, he is responsible for the Digital Commerce and Cloud & Fiber Performance Teams.

After successfully completing his studies in business administration (VWA), he initially held various management positions in Sales and Marketing in various Industries.

Achim Theis has more than 20 years of experience and therefore an extensive network and knowledge of the telecommunications market.