John Legere to step down as T-Mobile CEO, COO Mike Sievert will succeed him

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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T-Mobile on Monday revealed an exit plan for John Legere, the outspoken chief executive that helped pioneer the Uncarrier initiative and reshape the modern wireless landscape.

Legere will remain with T-Mobile through the end of his contract on April 30, 2020. On May 1, current T-Mobile President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert will take over as President and CEO. Legere will remain a member of the company’s board of directors, we are told.

Legere said he hired Sievert in 2012 and has great confidence in him, adding that he believes he is absolutely the right choice as T-Mobile’s next CEO. “He has a deep understanding of where T-Mobile has been and where it needs to go to remain the most innovative company in the industry,” Legere added.

T-Mobile said the transition is part of an establish succession plan that’ll position the next generation of leadership to take the company forward.

Rumors that surfaced last week claimed Legere was being courted as chief executive for WeWork, the shared workspace provider that has had its hands full with issues as of late. Legere has already proven that he has the ability to unseat an entire industry so surely he could get a single company back on track.

Legere on a conference call today shot down the WeWork rumors, noting that they were “awkward” considering they were already in the process of rolling out T-Mobile’s succession plan.

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Teko03

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"T-Mobile, Sprint announce merger...T-Mobile CEO John Legere will be CEO of the combined company." April 2018
 

bviktor

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Legere cannot step down as "T-Mobile CEO" because he's never been in such a position.

Mostly because there's no such company as "T-Mobile". T-Mobile is a brand, not a company. There's Deutsche Telekom, which is the German parent body, that has several regional subsidies, one of which is T-Mobile *US*. There's also T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Polska, etc, which makes it even more important to state clearly which one you're talking about.

I mean I know Americans like to think they're the center of the World, but no, that's really not how it works, especially when we're talking about a German company.

And before you launch personal attacks or something, no, I'm not German, I'm just annoyed that every time I read "T-Mobile" news I just HAVE to know it's a US article, coz what else would it be, obviously? Right?
 

bandit8623

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Legere cannot step down as "T-Mobile CEO" because he's never been in such a position.

Mostly because there's no such company as "T-Mobile". T-Mobile is a brand, not a company. There's Deutsche Telekom, which is the German parent body, that has several regional subsidies, one of which is T-Mobile *US*. There's also T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Polska, etc, which makes it even more important to state clearly which one you're talking about.

I mean I know Americans like to think they're the center of the World, but no, that's really not how it works, especially when we're talking about a German company.

And before you launch personal attacks or something, no, I'm not German, I'm just annoyed that every time I read "T-Mobile" news I just HAVE to know it's a US article, coz what else would it be, obviously? Right?
Lol... Yeah and Google can't be a company cuz its parent company alphabet is there.... Companies can own companies..
 

bviktor

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Apparently you lack reading comprehension, but I'll try once more: there's no such company as T-Mobile, period. Alphabet does exist as a company, Google also does, Deutsche Telekom also does, T-Mobile US also does, but "T-Mobile" does not.

"Companies can own companies.. "

You don't say? But the company owning T-Mobile US is not "T-Mobile" but Deutsche Telekom. Not that Deutsche Telekom has anything to do with anything mentioned in this article, Legere is not the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, but of T-Mobile US. Telekom's CEO is Timotheus Höttges btw.

But if wanna be so smart, why don't you actually look it up before trying to explain things I already know...
 
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