Vodafone UK selects new chief executive following Netherlands joint venture appointments
Written by: Laurence Doe | Published:

Vodafone UK will appoint a new chief executive following Vodafone Group and Liberty Global appointments to lead a 50-50 joint venture combining Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo, a cable operator in the Netherlands.

Jeroen Hoencamp (pictured right) will become the new chief executive of the merger company and is currently the chief executive of Vodafone UK, holding the position since September 2013 and previously chief executive of Vodafone Ireland. Taking his place as Vodafone UK chief executive is Vodafone Group Enterprise chief executive Nick Jeffery.

Jeffery (pictured left) has led Vodafone Group Enterprise since January 2013. He was made CEO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide following its acquisition by Vodafone in 2012 and was responsible for leading its full integration into Vodafone. He joined Vodafone Group in 2004 and was appointed chief executive of Vodafone Global Enterprise, the Vodafone business now serving more than 1,700 multinational corporate customers, in 2006.

Vodafone UK has stated that a successor to Nick Jeffery will be announced “in due course”, with all appointments effective from 1 September. Jeroen Hoencamp will stand down from the Group Executive Committee as he will report to an independent Board once the Netherlands merger completes.

The 50-50 joint venture aims to create a national unified communications provider in the Netherlands with complementary strengths across video, broadband, mobile and B2B services.

Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group’s chief executive, said: "Jeroen and Nick are two of the Group's most experienced and proven senior executives with an extensive history of operational, strategic and fixed-mobile integration leadership. These appointments will further strengthen our Netherlands and UK businesses as our convergence strategy in those markets continues to gather pace.”

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