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24 Jan 2018Technology news
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Vodafone Group Plc today announces the appointment of Michel Demaré as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2018.

Michel Demaré served as Chief Financial Officer of ABB from 2005 to 2013 and was Chairman of the Board of Syngenta from 2013 to 2017. He currently is the independent Vice Chairman at UBS, having joined the board in 2009. Michel began his career at the multinational banking division of Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago, before spending 18 years with Dow Chemical in several finance functions. He was CFO Europe of Baxter International from 2002 to 2005, before moving to ABB as CFO. He holds a degree in applied economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Michel Demaré is also a board member for Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV, the vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and an advisory board member of the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: “I’m delighted that Michel has agreed to join the Vodafone board. He brings a wealth of international business experience and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

There are no other disclosures to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13.

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