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Rainer Deutschmann

Group Chief Operating Officer of Group's Business Operations & Corporate Planning - Dialog Axiata Plc, Sri Lanka


Rob Findlay, Next Money

Rainer Deutschmann is at Group Chief Operating Officer at Dialog Axiata -  Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications service provider with the country's largest mobile network operator of 11.8 million subscribers.

Prior to joining Axiata, Rainer was Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Reliance Jio, India’s largest 4G, fiber and digital services provider. 

Rainer was part of Jio’s launch leadership team, driving the Alpha & Beta launches in Q1 & Q2 2016, followed by Jio’s commercial launch in September 2016. 

Previously, Rainer was SVP for Deutsche Telekom’s core product portfolio across DT’s 14 European markets, delivering annual double digit revenue and user growth for three consecutive years. He also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Telekom UK Ltd., and earlier led Deutsche Telekom’s Corporate Strategy Development. During his 5 years at McKinsey & Company, he served high-tech and telecommunication clients across Europe.

Rainer holds a Dr. rer. nat. in Physics of University of Technology Munich, worked as computation & neuroscience researcher at Caltech / USA, and shares a passion for customer experience management and reaping business benefits from analytics.