People: Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Kleisterlee

67 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Vittorio Colao

52 2008 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Nicholas Read

48 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Paolo Bertoluzzo

47 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe

Philipp Humm

54 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Northern & Central Europe

Serpil Timuray

43 2014 Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Stephen Pusey

52 2009 Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director

Rosemary Martin

53 2010 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Ronald Schellekens

49 2009 Group Human Resources Director

Warren Finegold

56 2009 Group Strategy and Business Development Director

Nicholas Jeffery

40 2013 Group Enterprise Director

Matthew Kirk

52 2009 Group External Affairs Director

Morten Lundal

48 2010 Group Chief Commercial Officer

Valerie Gooding

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Abdullah Al Khulaifi

2013 Independent Member of the Board

Khalid Al Thani

2013 Independent Member of the Board

Mohammed Al Thani

Independent Member of the Board

Renee James

49 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Samuel Jonah

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Omid Kordestani

49 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick Land

65 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anne Lauvergeon

54 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Luc Vandevelde

62 2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Philip Yea

2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anthony Hamilton

Senior Manager - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Group Plc. Gerard Kleisterlee, aged 67, became Chairman of Vodafone Group Plc on 26 July 2011 at the conclusion of the AGM, having previously served as a non-executive member of the Board. He retired as President/Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management and the Group Management Committee of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (‘Philips’) on 31 March 2011 after a career with Philips spanning three decades. He has been a member of the Daimler AG Supervisory Board since April 2009, a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board and member of the Audit Committee of Royal Dutch Shell since November 2010, and a member of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. since December 2010.

Vittorio Colao

Mr. Vittorio Colao is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc. Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, aged 52, was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc after the AGM on 29 July 2008. He joined the Board in October 2006 as Chief Executive, Europe and Deputy Chief Executive. The early part of his career was spent in the Milan office of McKinsey & Company working on media, telecommunications and industrial goods, with additional responsibility for recruitment. In 1996 he joined Omnitel Pronto Italia, which subsequently became Vodafone Italy, and he was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. He was then appointed regional Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe for Vodafone Group Plc in 2001, became a member of the Board in 2002 and was appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vodafone in 2003. In 2004 he left Vodafone to join RCS MediaGroup, the leading Italian publishing company, where he was Chief Executive until he rejoined Vodafone as CEO, Europe. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Bocconi University, Italy and is a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

Nicholas Read

Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Vodafone Group Plc., effective April 1, 2014. He has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer - Designate of the Company effective January 1, 2014 until April 1, 2014. He was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific and Middle East Region and joined the Executive Committee in November 2008. His role was then expanded to include Africa in October 2010. Nick joined Vodafone in 2001 and has held a variety of senior roles including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone Limited, the UK operating company, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Limited in early 2006. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held senior global finance positions with United Business Media plc and Federal Express Worldwide.

Paolo Bertoluzzo

Mr. Paolo Bertoluzzo has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe of Vodafone Group Plc., effective August 1, 2012. Paolo Bertoluzzo, aged 47, Group Chief Commercial and Operations Officer, was appointed to the Executive Committee with effect from 1 August 2012, when he became Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe. He became Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Italy in 2008, a role he continues to hold. He has also been a member of the Board of Vodafone Italy since 2006. He joined Vodafone in 1999, and held the post of Chief Commercial Officer (2007), Chief Operating Officer (2006), and led the Consumer Division of Vodafone Italy (2005). He was a member of the Board of Vodacom from January 2010 to September 2012 and served as a Board member of Vodafone Ireland between November 2005 and February 2007. Paolo is Deputy Chairman of Asstel, the trade association representing the interests of telecommunications companies members of Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industry), and sits on the Board of Confindustria Digitale, the industrial federation promoting digital economy in Italy. After graduating in 1990 in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, he obtained an MBA from INSEAD at Fontainbleau in France in 1994 and began his career in management consulting, working in Italy and the United States.

Philipp Humm

Mr. Philipp Humm has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Northern & Central Europe of Vodafone Group Plc., effective October 1, 2012. Philipp Humm, aged 54, Regional CEO Europe, joined Vodafone as Chief Executive Officer, Northern and Central Europe and was appointed to the Executive Committee with effect from 1 October 2012. Before taking up this role, he was President and CEO of T-Mobile USA. Previously, he was Chief Regional Officer Europe and a member of the Executive Committee of T-Mobile International and prior to that, CEO and Chief Sales Officer for T-Mobile Germany. His past experience includes time with McKinsey & Company; the German grocery retailer, Tengelmann, where he became CEO of Plus, their food discounter; and Amazon, where he held roles as Managing Director of Amazon Germany and France and Vice President Europe. He began his career at Procter & Gamble.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray has been appointed as Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific of Vodafone Group PLC., effective January 1, 2014. She was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Turkey in 2009. She was appointed as a Director on the Board of Vodacom Group in South Africa in September 2012. Previously General Manager with Danone Turkey, Serpil Timuray began her career with Procter and Gamble. She will be succeeded as Vodafone Turkey Chief Executive by Gokhan Ogut who is currently Vodafone Turkey Chief Commercial and Operations Officer.

Stephen Pusey

Mr. Stephen C. Pusey is Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc. He joined Vodafone in September 2006 and the Board with effect from 1 June 2009. He is responsible for all aspects of Vodafone’s networks, IT capability, research and development. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, having joined Nortel in 1982, gaining a wealth of international experience across both the wireline and wireless industries and in business applications and solutions. Prior to Nortel, he spent several years with British Telecom. Stephen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Rosemary Martin

Ms. Rosemary E. S. Martin is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Vodafone Group Plc., since March 2010. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having previously spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc in various company secretary and legal roles, with the last five years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Before joining Reuters, she was a partner with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Rosemary was admitted as a solicitor in 1984 and holds a degree in Philosophy and Literature and an MBA in Legal Practice. She is a director of several UK institutions including the Legal Services Board and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Corporate Governance Committee. She is also a non-executive director of HSBC Bank Plc (the European arm of HSBC Group), and a former member of the Financial Services Authority’s Listing Group Advisory Committee.

Ronald Schellekens

Mr. Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens is Group Human Resources Director of Vodafone Group Plc. Ronald Schellekens, aged 49, Group HR Director, joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in January 2009. He is responsible for the Vodafone Human Resource Management function, as well as Health & Safety and Vodafone's Property and Real Estate. Prior to joining Vodafone, Ronald was Executive Vice President Human Resources for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s global downstream business. Prior to working for Shell, he worked for PepsiCo for nine years in various international, senior human resources roles, including assignments in Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the UK and Poland. In his last role, he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region for PepsiCo Foods International. Prior to PepsiCo, he worked for nine years for AT&T in Human Resources roles in the Netherlands and Poland.

Warren Finegold

Mr. Warren Finegold is Group Strategy and Business Development Director of Vodafone Group Plc. Warren Finegold, aged 56, joined the Executive Committee in April 2006 as Chief Executive, Global Business Development with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions and business development. He assumed his current posiiton in August 2009 when his role was expanded to include Group Strategy. He started his career with Hill Samuel & Co. Limited as an Executive in the Corporate Finance department, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions. He then moved to Goldman Sachs International in 1986 where he held positions in New York and London. Prior to joining Vodafone, he was a Managing Director of UBS Investment Bank where he held a number of senior positions, most recently as head of its technology team in Europe.

Nicholas Jeffery

Mr. Nick Jeffery is Group Enterprise Director of Vodafone Group PLC., since January 2013. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Nick joined Vodafone in 2004 and was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Global Enterprise in 2006. He began his career with Cable & Wireless plc (Mercury Communications) in 1991 and led the company’s UK and international markets business units.

Matthew Kirk

Mr. Matthew Kirk is Group External Affairs Director of Vodafone Group Plc. Matthew Kirk, aged 52, Group External Affairs Director, was appointed to his current position and joined the Executive Committee in March 2009. Matthew joined Vodafone in 2006 as Group Director of External Relationships. Prior to that, he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for more than 20 years and before joining Vodafone served as British Ambassador to Finland.

Morten Lundal

Mr. Morten Lundal is Group Chief Commercial Officer of Vodafone Group Plc., since October 2010. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Central Europe and Africa region (2008–2010) of Vodafone Group Plc, Telenor (Nordic mobile operator) – Chief Executive Officer of DiGi Telecommunications (Telenor’s Malaysian subsidiary) (2004–2008); various senior positions at Telenor, including Chief Executive Officer for the Internet Division and Telenor Business Solutions; Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy (1997–2004).

Valerie Gooding

Ms. Valerie F. Gooding has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective February 1, 2014. Val Gooding is Non-Executive Chairman of Premier Farnell plc - a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions. She is lead non-executive director at the Home Office, a non-executive director of the Lawn Tennis Association and a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces. Val Gooding has formerly held a number of senior operational and strategic roles in businesses with a reputation for high levels of customer service. Val was CEO of BUPA during a ten year period of strong growth and global expansion and held several senior roles at British Airways, serving latterly as Director for Asia Pacific. She has been a non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank plc, the BBC, J. Sainsbury plc, Compass Group plc, BAA plc and Cable and Wireless Communications plc. Val was also a member of the Council of Warwick University, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Warwick Business School, and a Board member of both the Confederation of British Industry and Association of British Insurers. Val Gooding was awarded the CBE for services to business in the 2002 New Year's Honours list.

Abdullah Al Khulaifi

Khalid Al Thani

Mohammed Al Thani

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since January 1, 2011. She is President of Intel Corporation. Renee was previously executive vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group for Intel Corporation where she was responsible for the worldwide software and services P&Ls of Intel and its subsidiaries as well as Intel wide software R&D. Renee is chairman of McAfee and Wind River Systems, both of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Intel. Previously, Renee was senior vice president of software and services for Intel. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing all of Intel's development of software necessary to Intel's core business of microprocessors and computing systems as well as the software and services products. Prior to that, she was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel's datacenter business. Renee has contributed to several key hardware and software/services development efforts during her tenure at Intel. Renee also serves as an independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of its Audit Committee. She is also a member of the C200. Renee joined Intel in 1988 and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Oregon.

Samuel Jonah

Sir. Samuel Esson Jonah KBE, OSG is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc with effect from April 1, 2009. He is Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital (Pty) Limited, an investment holding company in South Africa and serves on the boards of various public and private companies, including Range Resources Limited. He is also Chairman of Metropolitan Insurance Group Limited. Sam is an adviser to the Presidents of Nigeria and Togo and previously served as advisor to the Presidents of South Africa and Ghana. Sam was a non-executive director of the Standard Bank of South Africa from 2006-2012. He previously worked for Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 1986, and was formerly Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a director of Lonmin Plc and a member of the Advisory Council of the President of the African Development Bank. An Honorary Knighthood was conferred on him by Her Majesty the Queen in 2003 and in 2006 he was awarded Ghana’s highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Star.

Omid Kordestani

Mr. Omid Kordestani has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., effective March 1, 2013. He joined Google in 1999 as the company’s 11th employee. Over the next 10 years, he led Google's business operations from its inception to a business generating over $20bn in revenues with over 12,000 employees. After holding a number of senior executive positions at Google, he transitioned from his operational role and is now a Senior Advisor to the Office of CEO/Founders at Google. Omid’s career spans product management, sales, business development and general management roles. From 1995-1999, he was at Netscape Communications. As Vice President of Business Development, he grew Netscape's website revenue from an annual run-rate of $88 million to more than $200 million within 18 months. Omid started his career in Silicon Valley as a Product Marketing Manager at HP, followed by senior roles at consumer electronic innovators GO Corporation (smartphone operating system) and 3DO (gaming platform). Omid is currently also pursuing his passion in technology, science, medicine and education through investments and advisory positions. He graduated in electrical engineering from San Jose University and has a MBA from Stanford Business School, where he served on the Graduate School of Business Advisory Board.

Nick Land

Mr. Nick C. E. Land is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc since December 1, 2006. Nick Land, aged 65, joined the Board in 2006 and is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Solely for the purposes of relevant legislation, he is the Board's appointed financial expert on the Audit and Risk Committee. In June 2006 he retired as Chairman of Ernst & Young LLP after a distinguished career spanning 36 years with the firm. He became an audit partner in 1978 and held a number of management appointments before becoming Managing Partner in 1992. He was appointed Chairman and joined the Global Executive Board of Ernst & Young Global LLP in 1995. He is a non-executive director of Alliance Boots GmbH, BBA Aviation plc and the Ashmore Group plc, and was appointed as a non-executive director of the Financial Reporting Council on 1 April 2011. He is an advisor to the board of SNR Denton LLP, a member of the Advisory Board of Alsbridge plc, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Farnham Castle, and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committees of the National Gallery. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Vodafone Foundation.

Anne Lauvergeon

Ms. Anne Lauvergeon is no longer a Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., effective July 29, 2014. She serves as a non-executive director of American Express Company and EADS N.V. and is also Chief Executive Officer of French advisory company, A.L.P. SAS and a Partner of investment firm, Efficiency Capital. She was a non-executive director of GDF SUEZ from 2000-2012 and from 2001-2011, she served as Chief Executive Officer of AREVA Group, the leading French energy company. Anne started her professional career in 1983 in the steel industry and in 1990 was named Adviser for Economic International Affairs at the French Presidency and Deputy Chief of its Staff in 1991. In 1995 she became a Partner of Lazard Freres & Cie, subsequently joining Alcatel Telecom as Senior Executive Vice President in March 1997, where she was responsible for international activities and the Group's industrial shareholdings in the energy and nuclear fields.

Luc Vandevelde

Mr. Luc Vandevelde has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc. Luc Vandevelde, aged 62, joined the Board in September 2003 and became senior independent director in July 2012. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is a director of Société Générale and the Founder and Managing Director of Change Capital Partners LLP, a private equity fund. He was formerly Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carrefour SA, Chairman of Marks & Spencer Group p.l.c. and Chief Executive Officer of Promodès, and has held senior European and international roles with Kraft General Foods.

Philip Yea

Mr. Philip E. Yea is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since September 1, 2005. He has held a number of roles in the private equity industry, most notably at 3i Group plc where he was Chief Executive from 2004 until January 2009, and prior to 3i at Investcorp, where his main focus was on the turnaround and performance of portfolio investments. He is a former Finance Director of Diageo plc, the global drinks group, where as Finance Director of Guinness PLC he was closely involved in the creation of Diageo through Guinness's merger with GrandMet in 1997. Philip holds a number of advisory roles, including to HRH The Duke of York in his role as the UK's Special Representative for International Trade & Investment, as well as to PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and Bridges Ventures. He is also Chairman of the trustees of the British Heart Foundation and an independent director and trustee on the Board of the Francis Crick Institute. He has previously held non-executive roles at HBOS. Manchester United and The Rose Partnership, Executive Search.

Anthony Hamilton

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