Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, Member of the Board
Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG, Germany/UK

Rachel Empey is Chief Financial and Strategy Officer (CFO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. She has been CFO since 2011 and additionally since October 2014 has taken on the company strategy.
As CFO she steered the successful IPO of Telefónica Deutschland in October 2012 - one of the biggest listings in Germany in recent years. She also played a decisive role in the successful acquisition of E-Plus group.

For many years, Rachel has held various finance and controlling leadership positions in the Telefónica group. From 2009 she was responsible for controlling at Telefónica in Germany and was one of those steering the company's strategy for the successful LTE frequency auction. Before this she was Group Controller at Telefónica Europe responsible for the financial management of the European entities as well as various leadership roles in the finance department at O2 in Great Britain. She started her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young and business analyst at Lucent Technologies. Rachel Empey was born in 1976 in Truro (UK) and holds a MA (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.

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