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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Kleisterlee

69 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Vittorio Colao

54 2008 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Nicholas Read

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Vivek Badrinath

47 2016 Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Paolo Bertoluzzo

49 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe

Ahmed Essam

2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone Egypt

Jeroen Hoencamp

2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone Netherlands

Philipp Humm

55 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Northern & Central Europe

Nicholas Jeffery

43 2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone UK

Johan Wibergh

52 2015 Group Technology Officer

Rosemary Martin

55 2010 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Ronald Schellekens

51 2009 Group Human Resources Director

Warren Finegold

58 2009 Group Strategy and Business Development Director

Brian Humphries

2016 Group Enterprise Director

Matthew Kirk

53 2009 Group External Affairs Director

Serpil Timuray

47 2016 Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer

Crispin Davis

66 2014 Non-Executive Director

Mathias Dopfner

2015 Non-Executive Director

Clara Furse

58 2014 Non-Executive Director

Valerie Gooding

64 2014 Non-Executive Director

David Nish

55 2016 Non-Executive Director

Renee James

52 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Samuel Jonah

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick Land

68 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Philip Yea

61 2015 Senior 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 has extensive experience of senior leadership of global businesses both in the developed and emerging markets. He brings to the Group a deep understanding of the consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle industries gained from his career with Philips Electronics spanning over 30 years and continues to use this experience to oversee the development of Vodafone’s strategy and the effectiveness of its operations as a total communications company.

Vittorio Colao

Mr. Vittorio Colao is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc. With over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms industry, Vittorio has extensive leadership skills developed both within Vodafone and the wider industry and is widely recognised as an outstanding leader in the telecoms sector.

Nicholas Read

Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Vodafone Group Plc., effective April 1, 2014. Nick combines strong operational leadership with a detailed understanding of the industry and its challenges and opportunities. Nick has wide-ranging experience in senior finance roles both at Vodafone and other multi-national companies including United Business Media plc and Federal Express Worldwide .

Vivek Badrinath

Mr. Vivek Badrinath has been appointed as Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific of the Company, effective 15 October 2016. Vivek Badrinath joins Vodafone Group from the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he is the Deputy Chief Executive responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities. He is a former Chief Executive of the consumer electronics firm Thomson India.

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.

Ahmed Essam

Mr. Ahmed Essam is the Chief Executive of Vodafone Egypt of the Company. He was previously the Commercial Director for Vodafone's Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region and has held a number of senior roles within Vodafone's Group Commercial function. He joined Vodafone Egypt in 1999 and served in a number of local market senior leadership roles including Consumer Business Director and Customer Care Director.

Jeroen Hoencamp

Mr. Jeroen Hoencamp is appointed as Chief Executive of Vodafone Netherlands of the Company. effective 1 September 2016. He is currently the Chief Executive of Vodafone UK. A Dutch citizen, he has led Vodafone's UK business since September 2013 and was previously Chief Executive of Vodafone Ireland. Before that, he spent 12 years in a number of senior executive roles (including Sales Director and Enterprise Business Unit Director) with Vodafone Netherlands. Earlier in his career he worked in senior marketing and sales positions with Canon Southern Copy Machines, Inc. in the USA and Thorn EMI/Skala Home Electronics in The Netherlands. He is a former officer in the Royal Dutch Marine Corps.

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.

Nicholas Jeffery

Mr. Nicholas Simon Jeffery is Chief Executive of Vodafone UK 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.

Johan Wibergh

Mr. Johan Wibergh has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer of the Company effective He is currently Executive Vice President and Head of the Networks segment at Ericsson. In this role, Johan Wibergh has led all aspects of business strategy, R&D, product management and sales for the segment, a business with €13 billion of annual revenues in 2013 and around 27,000 employees worldwide. During his tenure, Ericsson has strengthened its leadership in mobile equipment with 35% global market share and a double-digit operating margin. Johan Wibergh joined Ericsson in 1996 and gained international experience in leadership roles in Brazil and the United States.

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. He 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.

Brian Humphries

Mr. Brian Humphries is the Group Enterprise Director of the Company. He is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Solutions Group with Dell EMC. He was previously with Hewlett-Packard where prior roles included Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive. He also served as Chief Financial Officer with HP Services. Brian Humphries began his career with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation and is a graduate of the University of Ulster.

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.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray has been appointed as Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer of Vodafone Group PLC, effective 15 October 2016. 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.

Crispin Davis

Sir Crispin Henry Lamert Davis has been appointed as an Non-Executive Director of the Company effective July 28, 2014. Sir Crispin has broad-ranging experience as a business leader within international content and technology markets from his roles as Chief Executive of Reed Elsevier and the digital agency Aegis Group plc and group managing director of Guinness PLC (now Diageo plc). He was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information He brings a strong commercial perspective to Board discussions.

Mathias Dopfner

Dr. Mathias Dopfner has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc., with effect from 1 April 2015. Dr. Döpfner has been with Axel Springer SE since 1998, initially as editor-in-chief of Die Welt and since 2000 as a member of the Management Board. Among various positions he has held in media companies, he was the editor-in-chief of the newspapers Wochenpost and Hamburger Morgenpost and the Brussels-based correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied Musicology, German and Theatrical Arts in Frankfurt and Boston. Dr Döpfner is a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner and Warner Music Group and holds honorary offices at - among others - the American Academy, the American Jewish Committee and the European Publishers Council (EPC). He was visiting professor in media at the University of Cambridge and became a member of St John's College in 2010.

Clara Furse

Dame Clara H. F. Furse DBE, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective September 1, 2014. Dame Clara brings to the Board a deep understanding of international capital markets, regulation, services industries and business transformation developed from her previous roles as Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd. Her financial proficiency is highly valued as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. In 2008 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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.

David Nish

Mr. David T. Nish has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 January 2016. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015. He joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006. David Nish was the Group Finance Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and is a former Partner at Price Waterhouse. He is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Green Investment Bank Plc. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Northern Foods plc, Thus plc, HDFC Life (India), Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers. He was also formerly a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since January 1, 2011. Renee brings comprehensive knowledge of the high technology sector developed from her longstanding career at Intel Corporation where she was appointed President. Her extensive experience of international management and the development and implementation of corporate strategy is an asset to the Board and Remuneration Committee.

Samuel Jonah

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah (Sam) KBE, OSG is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc with effect from April 1, 2009. Samuel brings experience and understanding of business operations in emerging markets, particularly Africa. Previously Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd and member of the Advisory Council of the President of the African Development Bank, he is able to provide an international, commercial perspective to Board discussions. 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.

Nick Land

Mr. Nick C. E. Land is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc since December 1, 2006. After a career spanning 36 years at Ernst & Young where Nick was a Managing Partner, he brings strong financial expertise and experience of dealing with major corporations in many parts of the world to his role as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Philip Yea

Mr. Philip E. Yea has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., effective 28 July 2015. 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