On behalf of the Board, Vodafone Group Chairman Jean-François van Boxmeer announced the appointment of Margherita Della Valle as Group Chief Executive, “following a rigorous internal and external search.”
“Margherita has a strong track record during her long career at Vodafone in marketing, operational, commercial and financial positions. Over the last few months as interim Group Chief Executive, the Board have been impressed with her pace and decisiveness to begin the necessary transformation of Vodafone,” explained Boxmeer.
Margherita Della Valle commented, “I am honored to have been appointed as Group Chief Executive. Vodafone has a unique position in Europe and Africa with strong customer relationships, networks and people. To realize our potential, Vodafone needs to change. We know we can do better. My focus will be to improve the service for our customers, simplify our business and grow.”
In addition to being appointed Group Chief Executive, Margherita Della Valle will also continue as Group Chief Financial Officer until an external search for a new Group Chief Financial Officer is complete.