|Vodafone KK gets new president|
Posted: 07-Feb-2005 [Source: Vodafone]
[Bill Morrow to move from current position as CEO Vodafone UK to President of Vodafone KK in Japan.]
Vodafone today announces that it has strengthened its management team in Japan by appointing Bill Morrow, currently Chief Executive of Vodafone UK, as President of Vodafone K.K. Shiro Tsuda will become Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone K.K. and with Bill Morrow, will lead the next phase of the development of the
company. Tim Miles, at present Managing Director of Vodafone New Zealand, will become Chief Executive of the UK business. These
appointments will take effect from 1 April 2005.
Arun Sarin, Vodafone Group Chief Executive Officer said: "The combination of Shiro Tsuda and Bill Morrow is the ideal partnership to lead our business in Japan. Since his appointment last
year, Shiro Tsuda has reviewed the business, made his recommendations, and we have agreed these changes to begin the next phase of the
turnaround. Bill Morrow already has an outstanding track record of success in Japan, most recently through his leadership of Japan Telecom
and as President of Japan Telecom Holdings. I am very confident that this new team, both of whom are experienced and respected managers in
this market, is a winning combination for Vodafone Japan."
Shiro Tsuda commented: "Bill Morrow brings an abundance of Japanese and global business
experience to Vodafone K.K. I am extremely pleased to be working with such an experienced general manager and look forward to his return."
Arun Sarin added: "I am also pleased that Tim Miles will be joining our UK business as
Chief Executive. In New Zealand, he has led one of the most successful operations within the Group and is a talented and respected manager. He
is very well placed to execute the strategy which Bill Morrow and his team have put in place in the UK."
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