News: Vodafone Group ropes in former Orange CEO as Director


Vodafone Group ropes in former Orange CEO as Director

The man who once headed Orange and founded and chaired Eaton Towers is now set to become a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group.
Vodafone Group ropes in former Orange CEO as Director

Vodafone Group has appointed Sanjiv Ahuja as Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group. 

Prior to joining Vodafone, he has sat on the boards of Telenor ASA, Network Appliance, Cadbury Schweppes and Williams Sonoma. 

Back in 2003, before Sanjiv joined Orange Telecommunications, he was Chief Operating Officer and President of Telcordia Technologies. In Orange, he held many roles from COO, CEO to eventually Chairman. In 2007, after he left Orange he became the CEO and Chairman at wireless broadband companies LightSquared and Augere. 

Vodafone Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee was delighted to announce the appointment and said, "He has broad telecoms expertise, having led mobile, broadband and infrastructure companies, as well as considerable international experience from operating in Europe, the US, Africa and Asia. We are looking forward to working with him."

An alumnus of Columbia University in New York, Sanjiv also founded and chaired Eaton Towers, which builds active and passive telecom infrastructure throughout Africa.

Topics: Appointments, Leadership

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