(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, UK, 8-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group Plc announces the appointment of Vinod Kumar as Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Business from 2 September 2019. He succeeds Vodafone Group CEO Rest of World, Vivek Badrinath, who has been acting as Interim CEO of Vodafone Business since March 2019. Vinod will join the Executive Committee and will report to Vodafone Group Chief Executive Nick Read.
Vinod joined Tata Communications Ltd in 2004 as Chief Operating Officer and has been the Managing Director and CEO since 2011. He has been a member of the company’s Board since 2007. Tata Communications Ltd is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. He has a long career in the telecommunications industry, including roles at Asia Netcom, WorldCom, Global One and Sprint International. Vinod has a Bachelor of Science from the Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences.
“Vinod is a very experienced business leader with a breadth of experience from across the globe. He is a great addition to Vodafone and the Executive Committee.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Vivek for his support this year in acting as Interim CEO,” commented Vodafone Group Chief Executive Nick Read.
“I am very excited to join the vibrant team at Vodafone Business. The global reach, the pervasive network and the brand loyalty that Vodafone has created makes it an ideal partner for any organisation’s digital transformation, regardless of size or industry,” added Vinod Kumar.
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SOURCE: Vodafone Group