Sunday, February 6, 2005

Vodafone Shuffles Senior Management

Vodafone announced several senior management changes. Bill Morrow, currently Chief Executive of Vodafone UK, was appointed President of Vodafone K.K. Shiro Tsuda will become Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone K.K. and with Bill Morrow, will lead the next phase of the development of the company. Tim Miles, at present Managing Director of Vodafone New Zealand, will become Chief Executive of the UK business.

Shiro Tsuda joined Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Public Corporation (now NTT) in 1970, becoming General Manager of the Company's Mobile Communications Division in 1990, helping to establish the mobile phone project that later became NTT DoCoMo. He later served as the company's Senior Vice President and Network Division Director, where he headed the launch of FOMA, the world's first 3G mobile network based on W-CDMA technology in October 2001.

Bill Morrow previously held various management positions at Pacific Bell before becoming a Director at Airtouch in 1995. He then became Chief Technical Officer of Proximus -- Belgium. For the last eight years he has been a part of the Vodafone Group. He was made Vice President, Technology Strategy, in March 2000 and in 2001 he became Vice President and Country Manager, Vodafone Japan. Tim Miles joined Vodafone New Zealand in 2001 as Director of Business Markets and was appointed Managing Director of Vodafone New Zealand in 2002.

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