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René Schuster is CEO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, one of the leading integrated telecommunication companies in Germany serving more than 25 million customer accesses with O2 as its main brand. Since taking over in 2009, René Schuster built Telefónica Deutschland into the fastest growing integrated telecommunication company in Germany. In October 2012 he oversaw the successful IPO of the company at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange – one of the biggest listings in Germany in recent years. Prior to joining Telefónica, he assumed leading roles in the telecommunications and IT industry. René Schuster was born in New York in 1961, is married and has two children.