Horst Leonberger studied engineering cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart.
After holding several posts in the IT and telecommunications industry, he moved to the Deutsche Telekom Group as Senior Key Account Manager, heading up various sales teams.
Soon Horst Leonberger took over as Global Account Executive for Daimler as well as Volkswagen Group. Over the next few years, he was also responsible for the global T-Systems automotive business including steering projects such as the launch of T-Systems in China and Japan.
In September 2010, Horst Leonberger was announced by René Obermann as one of the three top managers for the new strategic growth area of “Intelligent networks” within Deutsche Telekom. Since then, he leads the group-wide activities in the field of Connected Car and directly reports to Reinhard Clemens, board member of Deutsche Telekom and CEO T-Systems.