The Management Board at Kabel Deutschland Holding AG
Kabel Deutschland Holding AG has a two-tiered corporate governance structure consisting of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board.
The Management Board is responsible for the operational management of Kabel Deutschland. The members of the Management Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board and can also be dismissed by the Supervisory Board.
The Management Board reports to the Supervisory Board on a regular basis on the current development of business and changes in the business strategy.
The Management Board consists of four members.
Dr. Manuel Cubero
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Manuel Cubero, born in 1963, has been Chief Executive Officer of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since April 2014 as well as Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of Vodafone Deutschland GmbH, responsible for the „Consumer Fixed & Cable“ business.
Cubero has had a long and successful career at Germany’s largest cable network operator. He joined Kabel Deutschland in November 2003 and was appointed Managing Director in December 2005 with responsibility for the Television and Content business. In June 2006, his area of responsibility was expanded to include the Internet and Telephony business. Cubero became Head of Sales, Marketing & Product Management and Kabel Deutschland’s Chief Commercial Officer in April 2007, a position he held until April 2009 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In March 2010 he became a member of the Management Board of the stock listed Kabel Deutschland Holding AG.
Prior to joining Kabel Deutschland Cubero was Managing Director of several companies within the Kirch Group, founder and Managing Director of an Internet betting company and consultant at Egon Zehnder International, active in the media and telecommunications sector.
Cubero earned an MBA from INSEAD Business School and holds a PhD in physics from Darmstadt Technical University. He was the President of Cable Europe (European Cable Communications Association) from 2006 until 2009, since 2010 he has held the position of Vice President.
Member of the Management Board / Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Erik Adams (born in 1965) joined Kabel Deutschland in April 2007. He has been a member of the Management Board and Chief Marketing Officer since April 2009 and became a member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG in March 2010.
Born in Scotland, he moved to KD from Suisse cable operator Cablecom, where he was responsible for marketing and sales of the company’s B2C business as well as the product areas.
Erik Adams holds a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA from European School of Management (ESCP-EAP).
Member of the Management Board / Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Gerhard Mack (born in 1968) has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since April 2014. He joined Kabel Deutschland in 2006 and held various positions at Kabel Deutschland, most recently as a Senior Vice President Technical Operations.
Prior to joining Kabel Deutschland he worked in various positions at Alcatel in Stuttgart and Milan, last as General Manager of the Optical Networks Division, where he was responsible for the optical transmission business in Germany and Eastern Europe. Under his leadership Alcatel became the market leader in these countries.
Mack holds a bachelor degree in telecommunication engineering and an Alcatel-specific MBA from EM Lyon and London Business School.
Dr. Andreas Siemen
Member of the Management Board / Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dr. Andreas Siemen (born in 1962) has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Management Board of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since October 2011.
He joined Kabel Deutschland in 2003. He has held a variety of positions at Kabel Deutschland, most recently as Director of Corporate Development, responsible for Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance. His professional background includes more than ten years at McKinsey & Co. primarily advising telecoms companies.
Dr. Siemen studied at Cologne University and holds a doctor’s degree in Business Administration from HHL in Leipzig.