Hanns-Karsten Kirchmann became the Chief Executive Officer for Toll Collect GmbH on 01 April 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Kirchmann served as the company's Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in charge of toll processes, a position he held since being appointed to the Toll Collect Executive Board in October 2003. Born in 1963, the business economist started his career with Klöckner & Co AG and worked in Duisburg (1991-1993) and Hong Kong (1993-1994) before joining Deutsche Telekom. From 1994 to 1997 he worked as a department head in business development for T-Mobil, an Asian subsidiary, before serving as Director of Business Development for Deutsche Telekom Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore (1997-1999). Afterwards, Kirchmann was placed in charge of Global Alliances (1999-2000) and Investment Consulting (2000-2003) at Deutsche Telekom corporate headquarters.