Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone Group Plc

Sector: Radiotelephone Communications Region: United Kingdom

: | XETRA: VODI | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: VODJ | Mexican Stock Exchange: VODN | Nasdaq: VOD | OTC Markets: VODPF | London Stock Exchange: VOD

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Vodafone Group Plc is a telecommunications company. It provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data, and fixed communications; unified communication solutions; Vodafone One Net, a converged service, which combines fixed and mobile services for various businesses; carrier voice and data products; machine-to-machine connection services; and cloud and hosting services, such as co-location, managed hosting, private and public cloud services, messaging services, and software-as-a-service applications. The company also provides M-PESA, a money transfer service that enables customers with limited access to bank accounts to send and receive money, top-up airtime, and make bill payments; smartphones and tablets; and mHealth solutions for healthcare providers. In addition, it offers hosting and cloud services, including managed hosting solutions, as well as cloud computing, co-location, server and Website hosting, storage, and security. Vodafone Group was founded on July 17, 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

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Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive
Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, aged 50, was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc after the AGM on 29 July 2008. He joined the Board in October 2006 as Chief Executive, Europe and Deputy Chief Executive. The early part of his career was spent in the Milan office of McKinsey & Co working on media, telecommunications and industrial goods, with additional responsibility for recruitment. In 1996 he joined Omnitel Pronto Italia, which subsequently became Vodafone Italy, and he was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. He was then appointed regional Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe for Vodafone Group Plc in 2001, became a member of the Board in 2002 and was appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vodafone in 2003. In 2004 he left Vodafone to join RCS MediaGroup, the leading Italian publishing company, where he was Chief Executive until he rejoined Vodafone as CEO, Europe. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Bocconi University, Italy.
Andy Halford, Chief Financial Officer
Andy Halford, Chief Financial Officer, aged 53, joined the Board in July 2005. He joined Vodafone in 1999 as Financial Director for Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company, and in 2001 he became Financial Director for Vodafone's Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region. In 2002, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and is currently a member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless partnership. Prior to joining Vodafone he was Group Finance Director at East Midlands Electricity Plc. In December 2010, he was appointed Chairman of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors in the UK. He holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Stephen Pusey, Chief Technology Officer
Stephen Pusey, aged 50, Group Chief Technology Officer, joined Vodafone in September 2006 and the Board with effect from 1 June 2009. He is responsible for all aspects of Vodafone’s networks, IT capability, research and development. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, having joined Nortel in 1982, gaining a wealth of international experience across both the wireline and wireless industries and in business applications and solutions. Prior to Nortel, he spent several years with British Telecom. Stephen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

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