5/13/2011 9:57:00 AM
Vodafone devices chief Patel exits
Vodafone global devices chief Vik Patel will leave the operator in the coming weeks to take up a senior role in the US, Mobile understands.
Industry sources speculated that Patel’s new role is with US manufacturing giant Apple. However, neither Patel nor Vodafone would confirm the move.
Patel is credited with globalising Vodafone’s portfolio, as well as turning around the operator’s ODM business.
He was also responsible for Vodafone winning 15 design awards.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Patel was part of the senior leadership team at Motorola, responsible for areas such as product management, product marketing and pre-sales.