Vodafone commercial and strategy chief resigns
Vodafone’s group chief commercial operations and strategy officer Paolo Bertoluzzo is departing the group to take on a new position at an Italian financial and payment services company.
Bertoluzzo will be leaving Vodafone July 8, 2016 to lead ICBPI, said to be the largest private equity investment in Italy.
Bertoluzzo – viewed as a successor to Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao – joined Vodafone Italy as strategy and business development director in 1999 and has held various positions within the Italian unit, such as chief commercial officer and chief operating officer.
“Paolo has been an outstanding colleague who has made an immense contribution during his time in Italy and on our executive committee,” said Colao. “I would like to thank him for his dedication, friendship and wise advice. I wish him every success in his new role, which I know he will undertake with the devotion and commitment that drove so many valuable and effective initiatives during his 17 years with Vodafone.”
The operator is expected to announce Bertoluzzo’s successor in due course.