Margherita Della Valle was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Vodafone Group Plc Board on 27 July 2018. Margherita was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2023.
Margherita was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2018, and Group Chief Executive on 1 January 2023. Margherita’s previous roles within Vodafone were Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2018, Group Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone’s European region and Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone Italy. She joined Omnitel Pronto Italia – which later became Vodafone Italy – in 1994 and held key senior positions in consumer, marketing, business analytics and customer base management before moving to finance. After moving to a Group finance position in 2007, Margherita established a number of shared operations functions, which now employ over 30,000 people and provides a portfolio of services spanning IT operations, customer care, supply chain management, human resources and finance operations to 27 partners in other markets.
Margherita holds a master’s degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Italy.
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, non-executive director and member of the audit committee