7/18/2012 11:18:06 AM
Vodafone UK appoints new head of direct sales
Vodafone has appointed the former CEO of Marks & Spencer Reliance India as its new head of direct sales.
Martin Jones joins on 30 July and replaces Mike Durbridge, who is moving to a new role within Vodafone Group that focuses on multi-channel distribution and retail operations. Jones will report to Srini Gopalan, consumer director at Vodafone UK.
Gopalan said: 'We look forward to welcoming Martin to Vodafone UK to continue the transformation of our retail experience to deliver the mobile internet into our customers’ hands. Mike has built a formidable multi-channel business here and his new role offers a fantastic opportunity to apply that on a global scale.'
Jones began his retail career at Marks & Spencer as a management trainee. Vodafone said Jones 'held a variety of retail roles including sizeable divisional and regional positions' at the department store. He was CEO of the Reliance India business for the past two years.
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