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Roehn is rumore to leave in a major internal reorganization (Photo: Telekom)

Deutsche Telekom CIO Steffen Roehn will be leaving the German telecommunications group as part of a major reorganization, according to several press reports.

Deutsche Telekom declined to comment on the reports.

According to Bloomberg and several other print and online publications, Roehn will depart as Telekom pursues a major cost-saving reorganization that will, in coming years, see the integration of different parts of the group.

In particular, according to Bloomberg, Telekom plans to combine the IT operations of its private customer business with that of itsT-Systems enterprise division.

According to the news agency, the plan, which would take several years to implement, will be discussed at a supervisory board meeting in December.

Rumored to succeed Roehn is Karl Kornwolf, an interim manager who has been working closely with Roehn within Deutsche Telekom for several months. Kornwolf, however, would not get the CIO title.

Roehn became CIO of Deutsche Telekom on May 1, 2009. He joined the group in 2000 as IT manager for T-Mobile Germany.