Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone”) today announced changes to its Group Executive Committee.
Aldo Bisio, CEO of Vodafone Italy, will take on the role of Group Chief Commercial Officer in addition to his current role effective 12 January 2023. Aldo has been CEO of Vodafone Italy since January 2014 and is a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Vodafone Spain will join the Europe Cluster effective 12 January 2023 and report to Europe Cluster CEO, Serpil Timuray. Colman Deegan, CEO of Vodafone Spain, has decided to step down as CEO effective 31 March 2023 and will support Margherita Della Valle, Vodafone Group’s CEO on an interim basis, on strategic initiatives from 1 April until 31 July 2023. His successor will be appointed in due course.
Serpil has been CEO of the Europe Cluster since October 2018 and a member of the Group Executive Committee since January 2014. Prior to her current role she was the Group Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer and formerly the Regional CEO for AMAP (Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific).
Margherita Della Valle, Vodafone Group Chief Executive for the interim period said:“I want to thank Colman for his leadership of Vodafone Spain and congratulate Aldo and Serpil on their new responsibilities as we work together to accelerate our commercial performance and drive shareholder value.”
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