EE's Swantee to depart

04 January 2016 |


Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, will step down shortly after the completion of BT’s acquisition of the company.

Marc Allera, presently EE’s chief commercial officer, will take on the position of CEO and director to the board once the deal is concluded, confirmed EE. Allera who has been with EE for over four years, has held senior leadership roles in the mobile industry for over 15 years.

“As we approach the imminent completion of the deal with BT and the start of an exciting new chapter for EE, I’ve taken the enormously difficult decision to step down from my role as CEO, and pursue new opportunities,” said Swantee.

“I am immensely proud of the past four and a half years, creating, launching and growing EE to the exciting business it is today. It has been a period of great success, and I’d like to thank all of our employees for the incredibly hard work and support they have shown to me, as well as the business, to help achieve this.”

In October 2015, EE reported 12.6 million registered 4G users, with a 4G network that covers 93% of the population in the UK.