EE’s director of indirect sales, Nathan Vautier, has announced his intention to step down from the role after 18 months.
Sony Ericsson’s former MD joined the operator in May 2012 after a period working for Aliph, the Jawbone manufacturer. Vautier was tasked with working alongside key partners, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u, among other indirect channels. Earlier this summer he announced EE’s b2b strategy alongside chief sales officer Mark Allera, with plans to make the operator the UK’s primary business network by 2016. Both men now will be charged with seeking out Vautier’s replacement.
Vautier said: ‘The past 18 months have been one of the most rewarding and challenging times in my career and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at EE. The decision to leave has not been an easy one, but family opportunities to re-locate overseas to Thailand, while coming earlier than I would have liked, are too exciting to turn down. I’m immensely proud of what my team has achieved here at EE, and will now focus my attention to helping find a successor to build on this work and lead our indirect business.
Marc Allera, added: 'I can confirm that Nathan will unfortunately be leaving EE at the end of this year. He has a great opportunity to move to Asia with his family and we wish him the best of luck for his future. Under Nathan’s leadership we’ve completed a real step change in our indirect business and made significant progress for which I would personally like to thank him for his considerable contribution to EE. The task now for both Nathan and I is to find a talented individual with the necessary skills to fill the considerable void that he leaves.'
Author: Matthew Campelli