All Restructuring (reorg) articles

  • tfw163-tt-spain_reorg

    Telefónica tightens management focus for Spanish platform play


    Previously heralded Industry Verticals unit now up and running as Telefónica implements a more ambitious multi‑play strategy. Growing Wholesale business receives dedicated leadership, while regional management will take greater role in supporting B2B sector. Brand manager Serrahima given broader remit to improve customer experience in all sectors.

  • dtw112-tt-tmus-leadership-reshuffle

    T‑Mobile US reshuffles executive team


    Mike Katz assumes resurrected CMO role to lead beefed‑up Marketing function. Jon Freier to head operator’s customer care operations, replacing Callie Field, who takes on leadership role at T‑Mobile for Business.

  • vfw204-tt-colmenarejo

    Vodafone Spain names new Digital Director


    Esther Colmenarejo replaces Bosco Aranguren, who leaves to head DAZN’s Spanish operations. Appointment continues management revamp at challenged Spanish unit.

  • dtw112-tt-st-petersburg
    Strategy & Change

    DT prepared to scale back Russian hub amid crisis


    DT has thousands of employees in Russia. CEO indicates the Group could shift staff and operations away from St. Petersburg software development function, in response to Ukrainian crisis. Tasks could be shifted to other digital hubs in India or eastern Europe. Crisis brings centre’s expansion plans to an ...

  • INWIT targets faster growth with management reshuffle

    INWIT targets faster growth with management reshuffle


    New Technology and Operations department created, headed temporarily by CEO Giovani Ferigo. Ferigo will relinquish the role once a CTO is appointed, expected “shortly”. Senior tech executives Massimo Giuseppe Scapini and Elisa Patrizi pushed out.

  • tfw161-tt-e-learning
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica e‑learning unit rehoused to target enterprise


    Telefónica Educación Digital moves under Group’s Filiales unit, alongside the likes of the Prosegur Alarmas JV and retail manager Telyco. Reorganisation said to benefit business’s enterprise ambitions. Digital education solutions and services cropping up across Telefónica’s Spanish operation.

  • tfw160-tt-jobs
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica offers redundancy plan to almost 3,000 staff


    Unions still not satisfied with latest redundancy offer. Group offers a higher pay increase of 1.5% for 2023.

  • Tfw159-tf-jobs

    Telefónica presents redundancy plan to Spanish unions


    Union negotiations begin over new phase of headcount reduction. Reports suggest more than 3,000 staff will be offered voluntary redundancy, although eventual job cut total expected to be lower. Move comes amid ongoing competition and inflation concerns.

  • btw330-tt-Jansen-Aldgate

    Jansen hopes to get BT on front foot with new HQ


    BT’s new HQ opens after more than a year of delays. Jansen aims to remove “hierarchical” business format.

  • tfw159-tt-tef-spain-cuts
    Strategy & Change

    Telefónica preps for 2,000+ job cuts — reports


    Spanish operations look set for voluntary redundancy scheme rollout, according to multiple sources. Continuation of ongoing headcount reduction programme expected to be in place by mid‑2022 following union negotiations later this month.

  • vfw201-tt-unions-eke-out-concessions-vfs-job-cuts

    Unions eke out concessions on Vodafone Spain cuts


    Operator firms up yet another business overhaul. Deal made to outsource remaining retail outlets rather than close them as part of job cull. Terms agreed for voluntary redundancies and retirements.

  • vfw200-tt-VfS-downsizing-plan-under-scrutiny

    Vodafone Spain’s downsizing plan under union scrutiny


    Operator proposes to outsource remaining retail outlets, rather than close them as part of job cull. Unions want assurances that employment is “guaranteed” and that outsourcing of workers is voluntary.

  • vfw199-tt-vfS-redundancies

    Vodafone Spain staff set for more redundancies


    Challenged Spanish OpCo initiates plan to remove another 500‑plus people from its headcount. Another large-scale downsizing move made under cover of Digital Telco transformation, and as fodder for Group’s centralisation‑led efficiency plans.

  • mark-evans-2018-01-480
    Strategy & Change

    Evans elevated to lead Telefónica’s digital strategy


    Former O2 UK CEO takes a step up the Group management ladder after missing out on role as head of merged UK JV. Potential for pivotal digital double act with Chema Alonso bringing innovation expertise to be harnessed by Evans’ commercial nous. Navarro remains as key adviser to Chairman, ...

  • vfw199-tt-joao-nascimento

    Vodafone makes tech changes in Czech and Portugal


    Czech Technology office vacated by Zíka and separated as per Europe‑wide model. Vodafone Portugal sticks to traditional model with CTO swap after Nascimento exit.

  • Vodafone NZ goes lean as it splits from Group “mothership”
    Partnerships & Alliances

    Vodafone NZ goes lean as it splits from Group “mothership”


    Former Vodafone OpCo’s new managers say unravelling of legacy IT snarl‑up remains a work in progress and “fairly challenging”. “High‑performance” business reset expected to deliver big earnings lift in current FY and beyond.

  • btw327-tt-adam-crozier

    BT targets serial moderniser to back Jansen transformation


    Strong media rumours emerged identifying former Royal Mail Chief Executive Adam Crozier as the likely Chairman-successor to du Plessis, reflecting continued pressure on BT to accelerate restructuring. Crozier would come with little direct digital background, but considerable experience of shaking up venerable institutions, and with recent experience linked to ...

  • vfw199-tt-ismael-asenjo-spain-cto

    CTO said to exit Vodafone Spain after Tech reshuffle


    CTO Ismael Asenjo set to leave, according to local reports. Changes continuing to take hold from reworking of Europe‑wide Technology operating model. Move follows appointment of Networks and Digital leads at OpCo.

  • vfw199-tt-vf-partner-markets
    Strategy & Change

    Vodafone shuffles international partnership team


    Oversight of Partner Markets federation shifts to Vinod Kumar’s Vodafone Business division. Move comes with Vodafone seeking platforms for margin-friendly B2B growth, to improve cash flow.

  • btw326-tt-bt-enterprise-division-x
    Strategy & Change

    Shuter shake-up preps BT Enterprise for growth


    New CEO Rob Shuter presented his plan for BT Enterprise. He’s shaking things up for future growth, but first priority is stabilising revenue decline. Revamped organisation tightens commercial focus on customer segments. New Division X to place bets in high-growth areas, with inorganic ventures aligned with BT Digital agenda. ...