He stepped down when BT acquired it and his business director Mark Allera took above.
Swantee had been tipped as a feasible successor to BT main government Gavin Patterson in advance of Philip Jansen got the career in 2019.
The Dutchman, 55, will be part of as a non-executive director at Vodafone in July and become a member of its audit and possibility committee, answering to committee chairman David Nish.
Soon after leaving EE in 2016, Swantee grew to become main government of a Swiss enterprise termed Sunrise Communications.
Possessing overseen a thriving transformation of the business enterprise adhering to its IPO, he stop final calendar year after a shareholder revolt blocked his strategy to purchase Liberty Global’s Swiss arm for $6.3 billion.
His appointment will come before long following Belgian Jean-Francois van Boxmeer took more than as chairman. Boxmeer is former CEO of Heineken.