Petra Berecová, born in Slovakia, studied at the Faculty of Arts and Law, focussing on international law. She started working in the Automotive Industry as an HR Director in Yazaki, Slovakia. She joined Deutsche Telekom Group in 2005 and firstly worked for T-Mobile Slovakia in the position of Head of Compensation and Benefits in the Human Resources Division before taking over responsibility in leading the Human Resources Division as a member of the Executive Management Board in 2007. After the merger of Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile Slovakia in 2010 she kept heading the Human Resources Division as a member of the Executive Management Board until February 2016 and supported the company in the post-merger transformation process. Since March 2016 she is working in Deutsche Telekom’s HQ as Senior Vice President Group Executive Management. Group Executive Management will be responsible for the HR Lifecycle processes for all Executives Group-wide and will consolidate all respective processes with clear accountability. Through Group-wide transparency of executive talents and by fostering a holistic placement and development journey for executives, GEM will take a leading role in shaping Deutsche Telekom’s new leadership culture. Petra Berecova speaks fluent Slovak, English, German and Japanese.