Richard Ferguson joins Brightstar 20:20 as purchasing chief

Richard Ferguson joins Brightstar 20:20 as purchasing chief

Richard Ferguson, O2 head of global vendor operations is joining Brightstar 20:20 as purchasing director, Mobile can exclusively reveal.

This latest appointment sees distribution giant Brightstar 20:20  continuing its major recruitment drive following its acquisition of 20: 20 Mobile late last year.

Brightstar 20:20 declined to comment on the move, which will come as a surprise to the industry following Ferguson’s recent move to O2 from Vodafone. Ferguson was also unavailable for comment.

Ferguson was head of terminals commercial UK and Ireland at Vodafone from July 2012, leaving to head up O2’s global vendor operations last summer.

He will bring a broad experience of the telecoms industry to Brightstar 20:20 and a track record as a skilled negotiator. Before joining Vodafone he spent six years as the VP of T-Mobile International’s purchasing and product portfolio division covering nine European countries. He joined T-Mobile in July 1999 from BT where he was director of consumer products.

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