Christopher Schlaeffer is the Founder, CEO and Chairperson of NYOUM, the London-based generative AI company. He previously served as Group Chief Commercial & Digital Officer of VEON (NASDAQ: VEON), Chief Product & Innovation Officer, Corporate Development Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Deutsche Telekom (Xetra: DTE), Chief Marketing Officer of T-Mobile International and CEO of T-Online. Christopher is a Member of the Board at Amnesty International.
Together with Andy Rubin, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Peter Chou and Cole Brodman he unveiled the world’s first mobile phone based on Android, T-Mobile G1. In 2007, he and Tim Cook closed Apple ́s first partnership on iPhone outside the US.
Christopher has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, ranked one of the Top50 Innovators To Watch and named Manager of the Year 2022 in his native Austria. He is the Patron of iamtheCode Foundation and Founder of activism.group, a social enterprise aiming at Equality of Opportunity.