Telefónica People Moves – Page 4

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    Telefónica reshapes board of directors


    Group cuts board seats from 17 to 15, with representation from shareholders BBVA and CaixaBank halved. Ignacio Moreno and Jordi Gual to instead shift to roles at Telefónica España and Brazil’s Vivo.

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    Telefónica people moves: wholesale lead named at VM O2


    VM O2 appoints Diego Tedesco to lead its Fixed Wholesale business in challenge to incumbent Openreach. SME-focused team also filled in at newly-merged UK operator, with appointments in marketing, products, and sales. Telefónica Tech draws in new faces from across the Group footprint.

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    Movistar Money JV rejigs leadership


    Lending JV Telefónica Consumer Finance reshuffles board, with changes aligned to adjustments by Group and co-parent CaixaBank. Telefónica’s María Jesús Almazor swapped for Oscar Candiles as a JV representative.

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    Telefónica people moves: Tech configures board


    Cerdán inaugurated as President, with Colchero, Eguiron, and Prendes in tow at Telefónica Tech. Telefónica Peru names new CFO in effort to align business with the Group’s regional vehicle Telefónica Hispam. Virgin Media O2 continues to confirm team, with senior VM figures retaining titles.

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    Dunne moves upstairs as Brouillette takes lead at Verizon


    Former O2 UK CEO steps aside as head of Verizon’s fixed-mobile consumer business. New role will see Dunne act as Strategic Advisor to Verizon Chairman. Change comes as new allegations linked to O2’s role in Phones 4u demise continue to emerge.

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    Telefónica people moves: Group seeks strengthened government relations


    Juan Montero takes over public policy and competition remit, with reshuffled reports in support. A direct swap on the Group’s Board sees María Rotondo Urcola fill Sabina Fluxà Thienemann’s shoes. Vivo names a successor for its vacant CIO spot. VM O2 builds out a marketing team to grow its ...

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    Venturing & Investments

    AtlasEdge reels in more investment, new CEO


    Liberty-backed European datacentre operation gets investment boost from Digital Realty. Giuliano Di Vitantonio to become CEO in January. Virgin Media O2 confirmed as AtlasEdge customer.

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    Telefónica people moves: Tech begins integrating Cancom cloud acquisition


    Telefónica Tech replaces Cancom UK&I board members with Group executives, following buyout. Vivo names Rocha de Matos and Simões network planning and IT directors, respectively. Former O2 UK executive Stansfeld joins fixed broadband player Quickline.

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    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, ...

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    Telefónica people moves: VM O2 hiring spree


    VM O2 continues to bed in second layers of leadership after inaugurating top-table. Telefónica Tech makes regional appointments in Brazil, Germany, and Mexico.

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    Public Affairs

    Four years later, O2 UK bribery probe hits headlines


    Sunday Telegraph report highlights an investigation into alleged corruption among O2 UK management. Claims appear linked to alleged abuse of the O2 UK incentive scheme, first identified in 2017, which prompted a significant overhaul of the operator’s anti-corruption policy and procedures.

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    Groves comes up inside track to lead VM O2 marketing


    Former Tesco Mobile CMO to lead on VM O2 brand and marketing as two prime candidates depart. Veteran Groves set to push for a more holistic approach to customer experience across the merged business.

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    Vivo CIO segues into FiBrasil top job


    Telefónica’s new FibreCo JV names Vivo veteran as CEO. CIO vacancy opens up at Brazil OB.

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    Telefónica people moves: rivals join O2 Germany


    O2 Germany draws in talent from rivals Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Infra adds partnerships lead with M&A know-how. VM–O2 firms up networks and technology leadership. Martinez takes Di Meo’s old CIO spot at Movistar Argentina.

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    Telefónica people moves: Group appoints Climate Change boss


    Sustainability a priority with new Chief of Climate Change post. Changes in Germany include a CEO swap at Omnichannel unit and exit of CISO Hollander. Provisional approval for the VM-O2 merger sees a swathe of proactive appointments — but no room for a handful of O2 UK stalwarts.

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    Telefónica, Liberty lay out leadership for merged VM-O2


    Telefónica and Virgin Media execs share the spoils 50:50 at the new venture, which is still pending regulatory approval. Jo Bertram and Gareth Turpin among the O2 names to get a seat, with Telefónica Argentina’s de Meo brought in as CIO. No room for O2’s HR guru Catherine Leaver, ...

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    Álvarez-Pallete hails Spanish leadership in digital revolution


    Telefónica Executive Chairman says Spain is in a “leadership position” in digitisation, but requires a new “framework” to take full advantage. Data underlined as paramount, with a ‘social contract’ needed to ensure privacy and fair valuation.

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    Telefónica people moves: senior strategic appointments at Hispam


    Ancelovici and Caballero named Directors at Telefónica Hispam to lead business intelligence and development at the regional division. Competition policy head named at Group level. A new R&D CFO in Chile.

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    Schüler coronated as VM-O2 CEO


    Lutz Schüler, dynamic Virgin Media chief, with a track record at O2 Germany, is to lead the new VM-O2 joint venture, subject to competition clearance. O2 CFO and experienced merger overseer Patricia Cobian to take on the JV finance role. No room for O2 CEO Mark Evans.

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    Telefónica people moves: Cybersecurity & Cloud “almost complete”


    Telefónica Tech’s Cybersecurity & Cloud carve-out nearing finalisation. Former CIO Phil Jordan drops TalkTalk board seat. Alastria legal chief joins Telefónica. Álvarez-Pallete adds backing to initiative.