5/3/2012 9:56:32 AM
Combes to leave Vodafone Group for SFR
Michel Combes, the head of Vodafone's European operations, is leaving the operator at the end of July to join Vivendi.
Combes has been appointed the new chairman and CEO of French operator SFR and will start his new role after 31 July. Vodafone Group said it will make a further announcement on succession plans for Combes.
Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao said: 'Michel has made an excellent contribution to Vodafone. He has been central to the turnaround in our commercial performance in Europe, and has played a significant role in our success in data and enterprise. He has also been a great colleague, contributing strongly to the good working of the executive management team, and providing invaluable support and advice. I wish him all the best in his new role.'
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