Erik Brenneis, CEO, Vodafone Global Enterprise
Erik leads Vodafone Global Enterprise, a business unit accountable for Vodafone's largest global corporate customers. He defines the strategy and operational execution for Vodafone's relationship with multinational corporate customers.
Since starting at Vodafone in October 2009, Erik has helped to drive Vodafone’s position in the IoT market. Having held a range of senior management positions with industrial market leaders, he has a wealth of sales and management experience.
Before Vodafone, Erik held a range of senior management positions within Siemens and Cinterion Wireless Modules. Working as Head of Sales for Siemens Wireless Modules, he developed his awareness of IoT hardware and the industry sector. Prior to this, Erik worked at Landis+Gyr, Switzerland as Vice President of Sales, where he grew his knowledge of the utilities industry and enhanced his understanding of energy and power control systems.
Erik holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a bachelor’s degree in business studies. In addition to his native German language, Erik is fluent in English and French.