Warren Finegold to retire from Group Executive Committee
Vodafone today announced that Warren Finegold, its Group Business Development Director, has informed the company of his intention to retire from the Group Executive Committee on 30 June 2016. Warren has agreed to act as an adviser to Vodafone’s Board and Executive Committee on future strategic projects from July 2016.
Warren has made a significant contribution to Vodafone’s strategic development since he joined the Executive Committee in April 2006, most notably through the $130 billion disposal of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless, the acquisitions of Kabel Deutschland and Ono and the acquisition of Hutchison’s interest in India.
Before joining Vodafone, Warren was the company’s principal M&A adviser as a Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank and Head of its Technology team. Warren’s association with Vodafone began in 1988, when he was part of the investment banking team that took the company public. Subsequently he has advised on most of the transactions that shaped the Group including the acquisition of Mannesmann.
Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said “Warren has been an outstanding colleague and adviser, who has made an immense contribution to Vodafone over nearly thirty years. I would like to thank him for his wisdom, insight, commitment and valued strategic advice. I wish him every happiness in his retirement and look forward to his continuing involvement as an adviser to Vodafone in the years ahead.”
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