Guus Dekkers


Member of the Board of Directors since 2021
Born 1965
Dutch citizen
Master Computer Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
MBA, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Portrait Guus Dekkers

Guus Dekkers has been a member of the Swisscom Board of Directors since Marchl 2021. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Radboud University, Nijmegen and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management. His career began in 1990 at Volkswagen Ltd., where he worked in various roles and countries. In 2002 he moved to Johnson Controls Automotive and led the Information Technology Europe & International unit. From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Information Officer and Vice Chairman at Siemens VDO Automotive Ltd. in Germany, before moving to the Airbus Group in 2008. He spent 8 years there as Chief Information Officer and was instrumental in driving forward extensive technological transformations. Since April 2018 Guus Dekkers has been Chief Technology Officer at the Tesco retail chain. He is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology and the National Research Centre for Applied Cybersecurity in Darmstadt.


  • 1990–2001 various roles, particularly in the area of business process optimisation at Volkswagen Ltd., Wolfsburg
  • 2002–2005 Head of Information Technology Europe & International and Vice Chairman, Johnson Controls Automotive
  • 2005–2007 Chief Information Officer and Vice-Chairman, Siemens VDO Automotive Ltd., Germany
  • 2008–2016 Chief Information Officer of Airbus Group, France
  • Since April 2018 Chief Technology Officer, Tesco PLC, London
Participation in meetings of the Board of Directors in 2023
Meetings: 12 of 12
Ad hoc meetings: 5 of 6
Participation in meetings of committees in 2023
Strategy & Investments Committee:  4 of 4
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Other significant activities

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Darmstadt
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity, Darmstadt