12/30/2010 9:30:00 AM
Power 50 Profile: Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone UK
Read continues to be one of the most prominent leaders in the industry, and is even earmarked as a potential future CEO of the whole group. He is seen as astute and is able to take strategic strides, such as rationalising distribution or making tactical moves like signing up Omnifone’s MusicStation. Those close to him describe the combination of ‘emotional and intellectual capital’. He has inspired loyalty within the organisation. He is also universally praised for rising above the ‘politics’ that have been so prevalent within Vodafone to make his own mark.