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Vodafone appoints new CEO for Vodafone Business

Paul Lipscombe
July 8, 2019

Kumar has held a number of roles within the telecoms industry

Vodafone Group has confirmed the appointment of Vinod Kumar as chief executive officer of Vodafone Business.

Kumar begins the role
on September 2 and takes over from Vodafone Group CEO Rest of World
Vivek Badrinath, who has held the interim role since March.

Kumar will join the
Executive Committee and report to Vodafone Group chief executive Nick
Read.

Since 2011, Kumar has
been MD and CEO of Tata Communications, after he joined the company
in 2004 as its chief operating officer.

He has also held roles
across the telecommunications industry with roles at Asia Netcom,
WorldCom, Global One and Sprint International on his CV.

Commenting on Kumar’s
appointment, Read said: “Vinod is a very experienced business
leader with a breadth of experience from across the globe. He is a
great addition to Vodafone and the Executive Committee.”

“I would also like to
take this opportunity to thank Vivek for his support this year in
acting as interim CEO.”

Kumar added: “The
global reach, the pervasive network and the brand loyalty that
Vodafone has created makes it an ideal partner for any organisation’s
digital transformation, regardless of size or industry.”

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