Following the announcement on 9 September 2008 that the EMAPA region would be reorganised to provide greater focus on the Group's higher growth markets, Vodafone has announced new senior management appointments:
Nick Read, currently CEO of Vodafone UK, will be appointed CEO of the Asia-Pacific & Middle East Region which will comprise Vodafone's interests in Australia, China, Egypt, Fiji, India, New Zealand and Qatar.
Morten Lundal, currently CEO Middle East & Africa in EMAPA, will be appointed CEO of the Central Europe & Africa Region which will comprise Vodafone's interests in the Czech Republic, Ghana, Hungary, Kenya, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Vodacom Group in South Africa.
Nick Read and Morten Lundal will report to Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone Group.
Guy Laurence, currently CEO of Vodafone Netherlands, will become the CEO of Vodafone UK. He will report to Michel Combes, CEO of the Europe Region.
Nick Read joined Vodafone in 2001 and has had a variety of senior roles including CFO and Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone UK and was appointed CEO of Vodafone UK in early 2006. Prior to joining Vodafone, Nick held senior global finance positions with UBM and Federal Express Worldwide.
Morten Lundal was appointed to his current position at Vodafone earlier this year. He joined Telenor in 1997 and held several CEO positions, including for the Internet Divison and Telenor Business Solutions. He was Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy, after which he became the CEO of Digi Telecommunications in Malaysia (a subsidiary of Telenor).
Guy Laurence joined Vodafone in 2000 and has had a number of senior roles including CEO of Vizzavi, Vodafone's original mobile internet venture, and Global Consumer Marketing Director before moving to Vodafone Netherlands. A search is currently underway for the CEO position at Vodafone Netherlands.