A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, encompassing approximately 5.5 million mobile communications customers and almost 2.3 million fixed access lines. The customers benefit from a global package of offers from one source: voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions. The product brands A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! represent quality and smart services. As a responsible company A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.
A1 Telekom Austria AG is part of Telekom Austria Group (ATX:TKA) – a leading digital services and communications provider in the CEE region with more than 24 million customers across seven countries. Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of more than 4 billion Euros, with A1 contributing approximately 2,5 billion Euros, by year end 2015. Over 17.500 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, the third largest wireless services provider in the world, Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.
Alejandro Plater was born in 1967 in Argentina. He studied economics at the University of Buenos Aires and completed several business postgraduate studies in sales and executive development at Columbia University and Wharton School in the USA as well as at London Business School in UK.
He began his professional career in 1991 as Risk Analyst at 'Sud America Seguros' before joining Ericsson in 1997 as Sales Director for Argentina. Briefly afterwards he became Head of Business Development for several countries in South America. In 2004 he moved to the global headquarter in Stockholm, Sweden as Sales Director for the Americas. Two years later he was appointed as Sales Director for Mexico and the following year as Vice-President and Key Account Manager for major customers.
Alejandro Plater took over his function as COO of the Telekom Austria Group as of 5 March, 2015 and assumed CEO responsibilities as of 1 August 2015. He has been appointed for a three-year term with the option to extend it by another two years.