• Latest people movements include: Markus Leptien, Vassilena Unrau, Verena Zerlin, Cayetano Carbajo Martin, Mallik Rao, Fernando Saldaña, Jo Bertram, Andrew Cocks, Mark Davidson, Rob Keates, Jamie Lord, Stuart Makin, Matt O’Connor, Joan Roca, Matt Ward, Raphael Ani, Alexandra Gilbert.
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Sources: Telefónica; various.

Telefónica Deutschland

Markus
Leptien

Departure

Markus Leptien, Director of Digital Interaction & Service Integration at Telefónica Deutschland (O2Germany), left the operating business to become Senior Management Consultant at German management consultancy Cassini Consulting.

Vassilena
Unrau

New role

Vassilena Unrau, Head of B2B Marketing & Existing Customer Management at O2Germany, took up a new role as Head of B2B Product Marketing.

Verena
Zerlin

New role

Verena Zerlin, Head of International Roaming at O2Germany, changed remit to become Head of B2B Indirect Sales.

Cayetano Carbajo Martin

 

Mallik
Rao

New role

 

Appointment

Cayetano Carbajo Martin is to leave his role as CTO at O2Germany later in 2019, to take up a new post at TelefónicaGroup in Spain. His departure is set to follow what the operating business described as the “successful completion of major milestones in the further development and improvement of Telefónica Deutschland’s network infrastructure”.

 

Mallik Rao is to replace Carbajo Martin as CTO in Germany following a transition period, running until October2019. Rao, who joins from VodafoneTurkey where he was Chief Technology & Information Officer, will also be a member of the German operating business’s Executive Board.

Telefónica España

Fernando Saldaña

New role

Telyco, Telefónica España’s retail management subsidiary, appointed Fernando Saldaña as its new CEO.

 

Saldaña, formerly Enterprise Sales Director for Spain’s Northwest Region, replaces Carlos Posa, who was recently appointed Consumer Business Director at Telefónica España (Telefónicawatch, #136).

Telefónica UK

Jo
Bertram

New role

Jo Bertram, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer at TelefónicaUK (O2UK), was appointed Managing Director of O2Business, as the UK operating business intensifies its efforts in the enterprise segment (Telefónicawatch, #136).

Andrew
Cocks

Appointment

O2UK hired Andrew Cocks as Head of Strategy, Planning & Insight for Corporate Affairs.

 

Cocks was previously a Director at communications consultancy Missive, and returns to the fold having previously had stints at O2UK, including as PR & Social Media Manager between 2012 and 2014.

Mark
Davidson

New role

Mark Davidson, Strategic and Major Bids Acquisition Manager at O2UK, was promoted to Head of Enterprise Acquisition.

Rob
Keates

New role

Rob Keates, Director of Sales Performance, Change and Operations at O2UK, was appointed Director of Transformation.

Jamie
Lord

Departure

Jamie Lord, Head of User Experience at O2UK, left to become Head of Customer Experience at British online business insurance brokerage Simply Business.

Stuart
Makin

New role

Stuart Makin, Programme Manager at O2UK, was promoted to Head of O2’s IT Quality Assurance & Test team.

Matt
O’Connor

New role

Matt O’Connor, Head of Public Sector & Strategic Deals at O2UK, switched roles and became Head of Commercial Presales.

Joan
Roca

Appointment

O2UK appointed Joan Roca as Head of Transport and Smart Cities Analytics. Roca was formerly Regional Head of Professional Services at Spanish transport-modelling software provider Aimsun.

Matt
Ward

Appointment

Matt Ward joined O2UK as Head of Enterprise Finance.

 

Ward was formerly Commercial Director for Transformation at Australian telco Optus.

WayraUK

Raphael
Ani

New role

Raphael Ani, Head of Intelligent Mobility at WayraUK, became Head of External Commercialisation at the innovation hub.

Alexandra Gilbert

Appointment

WayraUK appointed Alexandra Gilbert as Head of Acceleration, replacing Carlos Samame who left the unit in June2019 (Telefónicawatch, #136).

 

Gilbert joins from investment and innovation advisory specialist LMarks, where she was Chief Operating Officer.