People: Telefonica SA (TEF.MC)
Mr. Peter Erskine has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Telefonica SA since January 25, 2006. Until December 31, 2007, he acted as Executive Member of the Company's Board. He acts as Member of the Executive Committee of the Company, as well as Member of the Company's Nominating, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee. Moreover, he is Member of the Company's Innovation Committee and Chairman of the Strategy Committee. He acts as Director of Telefonica Europe Plc, Chairman of Ladbrokes Plc and Member of the Advisory Board of Henley Management Centre. He began his professional career in the field of Marketing and Trade Mark Management at Polycell and Colgate Palmolive. He worked for several years at the Mars Group, being appointed European Vice Chairman of Mars Electronics. In 1990, he was appointed Vice Chairman of Marketing and Sales of Unitel. From 1993 to 1998, he held a number of senior positions, including Director of BT Mobile and President and Chief Executive Officer of Concert. In 1998, he became Managing Director of BT Cellnet. Subsequently, in 2001, he was named Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of O2 Plc (currently Telefonica Europe Plc.). From July 2006 until December 2007, he acted as General Manager of Telefonica Europe of Telefonica SA. In 2008, he joined the Telecom Advisory Boards of Apax Partners and MacQuarie European Infrastructure Fund and was Member of the Strategy Advisory Board of Henley Management Centre. In January 2009, he joined the Board of Directors of Ladbrokes PLC as Non-Executive Officer. Mr. Erskine obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Liverpool in 1973.
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