Telefónica People Moves

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    Telefónica shuffles and slims security unit leadership

    2022-01-12T13:07:00Z

    Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad takes on parent’s corporate leadership model. Changes to chairman and a handful of directors, with Group executives swapped for Tech names.

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    Former Telefónica exec takes Sky Mexico helm

    2021-12-22T10:17:00Z

    Luis Malvido, ex‑CEO at Telefónica businesses in Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, and Venezuela, takes the lead at Mexican rival.

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    Telefónica reshapes board of directors

    2021-12-17T10:13:00Z

    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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    Latest Telefónica people moves: wholesale lead named at VM O2

    2021-12-10T14:28:00Z

    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

    2021-12-07T13:59:00Z

    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

    2021-11-10T08:29:00Z

    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

    2021-11-09T14:13:00Z

    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

    2021-10-29T09:18:00Z

    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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    Telefónica people moves: Tech begins integrating Cancom cloud acquisition

    2021-09-28T13:50:00Z

    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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    Telefónica people moves: VM O2 hiring spree

    2021-09-07T13:33:00Z

    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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    Groves comes up inside track to lead VM O2 marketing

    2021-08-20T13:17:00Z

    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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    Telefónica people moves: senior Vivo swaps

    2021-08-10T08:51:00Z

    Vivo names executive changes including operations and talent directors. Wayra’s long‑time leader Arias exits for Madrid VC. Truphone draws more tier‑one expertise with former O2 UK Transformation Director promoted.

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    Vivo CIO segues into FiBrasil top job

    2021-08-04T12:14:00Z

    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

    2021-07-12T14:41:00Z

    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: Prautzsch takes helm at German FibreCo

    2021-06-17T14:09:00Z

    Telefónica Infra’s fibre JV with Allianz fills out management positions, drawing on Telefónica insiders. Ayucar and Martínez take CTO roles in the Digital Consumer Data Office. Vivo rotates Operations and Wholesale leadership.

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    Telefónica people moves: Group appoints Climate Change boss

    2021-05-11T14:53:00Z

    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 ...

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    Telefónica, Liberty lay out leadership for merged VM‑O2

    2021-04-27T07:52:00Z

    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 ...

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    Álvarez‑Pallete hails Spanish leadership in digital revolution

    2021-04-15T14:16:00Z

    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

    2021-04-13T14:08:00Z

    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

    2021-04-07T12:34:00Z

    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.