Berroeta leaves Vodafone Romania to lead the Australian branch


Vodafone Romania’s CEO Inaki Berroeta will take the helm of Vodafone Hutchinson Australia, as of March, according to a press release posted on the Australian company’s website. A successor to Berroeta at Vodafone Romania has not yet been announced, but the company has officially confirmed the information. Says Berroeta: “I have felt wonderful over the past three years I spent in Romania. (..) Romania will always be in my heart!” Berroeta will succeed Bill Morrow who is leaving to run NBN Co. after two years in the role. According to Morrow, “Inaki is a great fit for the local team and his diverse background places him well to take Vodafone through to the next phase of its 3 year turnaround. His appointment demonstrates Vodafone Group’s and Hutchison Whampoa’s commitment to developing talent globally and to putting the right people in the right places.” As Vodafone Romania’s CEO, Berroeta led the day-to-day operations of a 3500-employee company which reported revenue of EUR 769 million in the 2012-13 fiscal year. Before his Romania stint, Berroeta was President and CEO of Vodafone Malta from 2007 and previously held operational roles at Vodafone Spain, Global Star and AirTouch in the US, Airtel Moviles in Spain) and Keon in Spain and US.
In tomorrow’s issue, Nine O’Clock will publish a special interview with Vodafone Romania’s CEO Inaki Berroeta.

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