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Vodafone announces Executive Committee change

19 Apr 2022Corporate and Financial
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Vodafone announced today that Hannes Ametsreiter will step down from his current role as CEO of Vodafone Germany, and as a member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 30 June 2022, to pursue new career opportunities.

Hannes has been with Vodafone for seven years. Under his leadership Vodafone Germany returned to growth delivering consistent financial performance, attracting new customers, and expanding the reach of the Vodafone network bringing vital connectivity to customers and communities across the country. In 2019 he launched the first commercial 5G network in Germany to businesses and customers and he led the successful integration of Unitymedia.

"I want to thank Hannes for his contribution to Vodafone and helping to build a Gigabit society for Germany.  Vodafone was first in the market with 5G pursuing new applications of technology to make society a better and greener place. When communities needed help because of the pandemic or as a result of natural disasters like the tragic flooding of 2021, Hannes and his team were there quickly offering support. I wish him all the best with his new career," said Nick Read, CEO Vodafone Group.

Philippe Rogge becomes CEO of Vodafone Germany and a member of the Group Executive Committee effective 1 July 2022.

Philippe joins Vodafone after more than a decade with Microsoft including his most recent role for the last five years as President, Central and Eastern Europe, based in Germany. Amongst other responsibilities, he led sales, channels and marketing and accelerated annual growth to double digits. His global career at Microsoft included senior roles such as Chief Operating Officer China, General Manager Belgium and Luxembourg, and General Manager Portugal. Prior to this, Philippe held various functional leadership roles during an eight-year tenure with Belgacom Group (now known as Proximus).

He holds a master’s degree in business economics from Ghent University, a master’s degree in Management from the Vlerick School of Management and completed the Advanced Management Program from the INSEAD Executive Education program.

“I’m delighted to welcome Philippe as CEO of Vodafone Germany and to the Group Executive Committee. He has a proven track record of commercial, operational and financial success over the last decade delivering through a growth strategy across Europe, at one of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Nick Read, CEO Vodafone Group.

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