GO
Loading...

Swisscom says CEO Schloter found dead in apparent suicide

Reto Andreoli | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Swisscom said its Chief Executive Carsten Schloter was found dead at his home in Freiburg on Tuesday morning in what police called an apparent suicide.

The company said an investigation into the exact circumstances is underway and that out of consideration for the family no further details are being disclosed.

"The Board of Directors, Group Executive Board and the entire workforce are deeply saddened and pass on their condolences to the family and relatives," says Hansueli Loosli, Chairman of Swisscom's board.

Swisscom's Swiss head Urs Schaeppi will take over management of the company temporarily.

Schloter, a 49-year-old German citizen, joined Swisscom in 2000 and became CEO in 2006.


Follow us on Twitter: @CNBCWorld

Contact Europe News

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More

Europe Video

  • Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.

  • Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg's earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

  • DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.