HTC global account director Teg Dosanjh has left the manufacturer to take up the post of Vodafone head of terminals commercial UK and Ireland.
Dosanjh’s departure, the latest in a string of high profile resignations at HTC, sees him join Vodafone in January, where he will replace Richard Ferguson, who left Vodafone in the summer to join O2 as head of global vendor operations.
Dosanjh told Mobile: ‘It is a great opportunity. I am looking forward to working at Vodafone and being a part of the terminals team and helping to shape Vodafone’s terminal strategy in the UK.’
HTC has appointed Antonio Tallon to replace Dosanjh in the newly created role of director of HTC’s Telefónica Global account management team.
HTC said that Tallon, who is based in Madrid, will take overall global responsibility for all HTC activity with the Telefónica group, which is headquartered in Madrid. HTC said his role will include the development and implementation of global sales strategy and delivery of the two companies’ joint business objectives.
Tallon will manage the relationship with Telefónica at an international level, and will also lead HTC’s local-market teams that have direct relationships with the network’s operating businesses in EMEA and Latin America – including HTC’s relationship with O2 in the UK.
Tallon has been with HTC for seven years and has been responsible for product management for Telefónica Global across all the handset-manufacturer’s devices and services. In the past, he has also worked with HTC in the UK, where he managed the relationship with O2.
Before joining HTC, Tallon worked at O2, supporting the roll-out of the network’s 3G services as an engineer.
Philip Blair, HTC president at EMEA, said: ‘Antonio brings a wealth of experience to this role. He combines depth of knowledge in the telecoms market and has an unrivalled knowledge of our products with strong client relationship skills and a strategic approach that I believe will strengthen our already close working relationship with Telefónica at a global level.
‘The fact that he has the most relevant skills for the role, many years of experience working with Telefónica Global and with its operating businesses, alongside the fact that he is based in Madrid, meant he was a natural fit for this role.’
HTC confirmed that Dosanjh has left HTC and said in a statement: ‘ HTC would like to thank Teg for his hard work and dedication to HTC over the years.’