Jeroen Hoencamp has become the latest UK mobile operator CEO to depart. The Vodafone UK boss leaves to head up the telecom giants Dutch joint venture and has been appointed CEO of Vodafone Netherlands.
The news comes less than a week after O2 CEO Ronan Dunne announced he would be standing down and a few months on from Olaf Swantee’s exit from the top role at EE.
Hoencamp, who has held the role for 3 years will be replaced by Group enterprise director Nick Jeffery, and takes the reins on September 1st.
Vodafone’s UK mobile business has undergone a challenging past few years. The operator has faced increased competition from EE, O2 and Three on price. In 2015, the brand revealed that it had to use Group funds to make the required UK infrastructure investments.
Speaking following the management reshuffle, Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao said: ‘Jeroen and Nick are two of the Group's most experienced and proven senior executives with an extensive history of operational, strategic and fixed-mobile integration leadership. These appointments will further strengthen our Netherlands and UK businesses as our convergence strategy in those markets continues to gather pace.’