Michael Martin

Board Member, Mobile Radio Network, CEO, 1&1

Speaker Bio

As member of the Management Board at 1&1, Michael Martin is responsible for the roll-out of the 5G mobile network: the construction of the first fully virtualized mobile network based on the new OpenRAN technology in Europe. Michael started in 1&1 on 1st of June 2021.

With around 20 years of industry experience, Michael combines network construction skills with a strong understanding of service and quality management. 

He started his career at the Austrian mobile operator A1, where he was responsible for optimizing 2G and 3G networks. This was followed by positions at Telefónica in Munich and at the Orange Group in Vienna. As a member of the senior leadership team at Swiss telecommunications company Sunrise Communications AG since 2013 until 2021, he was primarily responsible for radio & transport network planning, as well as network operations and quality assurance for TV, fixed and mobile services.

Michael is currently based in Düsseldorf, where he lives together with his wife and daughter.