All Anne O’Leary articles

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    Vodafone Ireland CEO O’Leary goes Meta


    Anne O’Leary set to exit in September for SME role at Facebook parent.

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    Vodafone people moves: Vi actions Digital shake-up


    Indian operator Vi sees Chief Digital Officer Jain exit ahead of Consumer Digital function refresh. Operations and skills transformation appointments made at Group-level. Italy’s INWIT JV names Technology and Planning leads in senior changes. TechCo transition takes hold at Vodafone Italy. Fintech vertical in the spotlight at Safaricom on ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    SIRO moves to phase two, helped by EU funding


    Vodafone Ireland’s wholesale broadband JV gets €620m funding boost. Phase two envisages additional 320,000 homes and businesses passed with fibre, but no timeframes given for completion. Phase 1, at 400,000 premises passed, steadily nears 450,000 target.

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    Vodafone UK’s Jeffery jumps ship, and may not be last


    Group loses another exec from layer below CEO Read’s increasingly thin top leadership. Home-market custodian and Read contemporary Nick Jeffery likely to have seen development opportunities limited in tightly-controlled upper echelons. Resultant vacancies in Group Operations and Strategy briefs pose a challenge in terms of introducing new voices.

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    Vodafone people moves: top level swaps for Greece, UK, and Vi


    Vodafone UK CEO Jeffery to leave; veteran Essam to take his seat. Kate Beaumont joins from Samsung. Vi marks the end of its brand transformation with CMO appointment. Vantage Towers Greece names President in Exarchos.

  • Vodafone takes political heat over customer complaints
    Public Affairs

    Vodafone takes political heat over customer complaints


    Ministers scold eir and Vodafone Ireland for poor customer service during pandemic. Following meetings, outage disrupts VfIr data services.

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    Vodafone people moves: Group SCM “succession planning” underway


    Tolga Tomruk takes SCM Networks Director role, leading relationships with established equipment vendors and the ‘open’ challenger set. Safaricom follows up consumer-centric shift with new CTIO. VodafoneZiggo taps rival KPN for mobile networks lead. Musical chairs on Vodacom Group’s Board of Directors.

  • Vodafone Ireland pushes for greater digital engagement
    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone Ireland pushes for greater digital engagement


    OpCo has deployed the first 50 Broadband Connection Points as the long-gestated National Broadband Plan starts to take shape. Reveals measures that were required to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.