6 December 2016
VODAFONE APPOINTS BRIAN HUMPHRIES AS GROUP ENTERPRISE DIRECTOR
Vodafone Group today announced the appointment of Brian Humphries as Group Enterprise Director. He will oversee the Group's enterprise business across Vodafone's local markets and internationally with responsibilities including Vodafone Global Enterprise - the Group's dedicated multinational unit serving more than 1,700 of the world's largest companies - Vodafone's industry-leading Internet of Things business and its Cloud and Hosting and Carrier Services divisions. Enterprise accounted for 28% of Group revenue as of 30 September 2016.
Brian Humphries will join the Group Executive Committee on 1 February 2017 and will report to the Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao. He succeeds Nick Jeffery whose appointment as Chief Executive of Vodafone UK was announced in July 2016.
Brian Humphries is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Solutions Group with Dell EMC. He was previously with Hewlett-Packard where prior roles included Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive. He also served as Chief Financial Officer with HP Services. Brian Humphries began his career with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation and is a graduate of the University of Ulster.
Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said: "Brian has extensive and diverse international leadership experience and a strong track record in driving market share growth. We are delighted to welcome him to Vodafone."
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Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2016, Vodafone had 470 million mobile customers and 14 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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