Vodafone hires previous EE manager Olaf Swantee just after he quits Swiss telecoms group after shareholder spat

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odafone has hired the former boss of its greatest Uk competitor to sign up for its board.

That merger of the 3rd and fourth biggest United kingdom cellular operators designed the business enterprise he renamed EE, or Every little thing Just about everywhere.

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.