All Balesh Sharma articles

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    Latest Vodafone people moves: IoT exec refresh across the Group


    Executive changes include IoT swaps at Group, Vodacom, and subsidiaries.

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    Vodafone people moves: German leadership continues evolution


    Vodafone Germany CEO replacement named; Networks lead confirmed; and Commercial Operations lead filled temporarily. Vodafone UK’s strategy chief Dixit set to join former CEO Jeffery at Frontier. Vodacom SA CEO Sharma confirmed departure leaving vacancy at the top. Vodafone Carrier and Partner Markets names regional management changes.

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    Vodafone people moves: Ethiopia hierarchy laid out


    Inaugural leadership team named at Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, with remaining executives reported in local press. Vodafone Ghana opens search for new CTO after incumbent exits for MTN. Further changes at Partner Markets after meld within Vodafone Business.

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    Vodacom Tanzania names Mdlalose CEO


    Former Vodacom SA CFO takes the reins from Madrid-bound Hendi. Well-travelled Mdlalose looks to settle into Tanzanian challenge.

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    Vodacom to unify network and IT functions


    Push for efficiencies encompassing rework of network and IT platforms, alongside major skills and capability upgrade. Following 2020 reorg, CEO Joosub concentrating heavily on extracting value and savings out of Group assets and operations. Programme likely to see cloud-based overhaul of Vodacom IT stacks and network functions.

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    Fresh faces bedded in at Joosub’s Vodacom ExecCo


    Vodacom Executive Committee confirmed with five newcomers. Vodacom South Africa joins Safaricom with a seat at the table, while other African OpCos grouped under International Business.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    VfI signs raft of deals for post-merger synergies


    Fresh contracts with long-established suppliers Ericsson, HPE, and IBM. Merger partners wield more procurement power as VfI. Focus on back-office streamlining, virtualisation, and digital transformation. CEO Sharma says post-merger synergy targets are “ahead of track”.