Vodafone Group CTO retires

Vodafone Group CTO retires

Vodafone has announced that its chief technology officer Steve Pusey has informed the Group’s board of his intention to retire from the operator.

Pusey's successor as group technology officer will be Johan Wibergh who is currently Ericsson's executive vice president and head of the networks segment.

At Ericssson Wibergh was responsible for all aspects of business strategy, R&D, product management and sales for the segment. Vodafone said that during his tenure, Ericsson has strengthened its leadership in mobile equipment with 35% global market share and a double-digit operating margin. Wibergh will report to Vodafone Group chief executive Vittorio Colao and will join the Group in May 2015 to ensure a period of transition.

Vodafone Group chief executive, Vittorio Colao, said: ‘Steve has been an outstanding colleague who has made an immense contribution to Vodafone, and I would like to thank him for his wisdom, focus and commitment. He will leave as his legacy a business strongly placed for success as a result of his efforts, including most recently his leadership of Project Spring which is well on track and already delivering significant benefits for our customers.’

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