Management Board

Peter Zils (Co-CEO)


Peter Zils (born 1963) is the company founder and chief executive officer of ecotel communication ag and is responsible for Strategy, Technology, Wholesale, Finance and Investor Relations.

He worked as an independent entrepreneur even during his studies at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, where he completed a degree in communications engineering. In January 1998 Peter Zils established ecotel communication with headquarters in Düsseldorf, which meanwhile has developed into a group of companies with various subsidiaries and holdings.

Since February 2015, Peter Zils has been a member of the VATM board. More than one hundred twenty telecommunications and value-added service providers have joined forces to form Germany’s most important association of competitors on the German telecom market. As a member of the association Peter Zils is actively committed to improving market and competitive conditions for the telecom industry through regulatory and political measures. A particular focus is on the interests of business solution providers and their customers.


Markus Hendrich (Co-CEO)


Markus Hendrich (born in 1980) has worked in the IT/telecom industry since 2001 in various capacities involving technology, planning, research and development of nationwide telecommunications networks. Markus has joined ecotel communication ag on 01.07.2021 as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Since becoming Co-CEO on 01.10.2021 he is responsible for following departments: Technology, Operations, Product Management, HR as well as the new Ressort Digitalisation.

After competing an in-service degree in industrial psychology, ecotel’s future Chief Digital Office (CDO) worked for more than 10 years in different management positions at QSC AG and Plusnet GmbH, a company of EnBW, until 30/06/2020 as Managing Director for Technology, Product Management and Marketing.

For the past 10 years Markus Hendrich has also been active in regulatory matters and has helped to shape the German telecommunications market at both the national and EU level. He is co-author of several broadband standards.


Achim Theis (CCO)


Achim Theis has been working in the company since 1 January 1999, at first as managing director of ecotel communication GmbH and since 1 June 2001 as a member of the Management Board. Since September 1, 2016, in his capacity as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), he is responsible for sales, marketing and key account management.

After completing his studies in Business Administration at the German Academy of Administration and Economics (Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (VWA)), he first worked in different Sales and Marketing management positions in various industries.

Achim Theis has an experience of more than 20 years and therefore an extensive network and know-how in the telecommunications market.