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Friday 09 November, 2018

Vodafone Group Plc


RNS Number : 9704G
Vodafone Group Plc
09 November 2018

9 November 2018



(revised to reflect amendment to LR 9.6.13 disclosure)


Vodafone Group Plc today announces the appointment of Sanjiv Ahuja as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Sanjiv Ahuja is the Chairman of Tillman Global Holdings, which he founded in 2013. Sanjiv was Chief Operating Officer and President of Telcordia Technologies, before moving to Orange Telecommunications in 2003, where he held the roles of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive and eventually Chairman of Orange PLC. After leaving Orange, he was CEO and Chairman at wireless broadband companies LightSquared and Augere, and he also founded and chaired Eaton Towers, which builds active and passive telecom infrastructure throughout Africa.


Sanjiv has sat on the boards of Telenor ASA, Network Appliance, Cadbury Schweppes and Williams Sonoma, and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi University and a master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbia University in New York.


Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: "I am delighted that Sanjiv has agreed to join the Vodafone board. He has broad telecoms expertise, having led mobile, broadband and infrastructure companies, as well as considerable international experience from operating in Europe, the US, Africa and Asia. We are looking forward to working with him."



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Sanjiv Ahuja was a director of LightSquared from August 2009 to February 2012.  LightSquared filed for US bankruptcy court protection in May 2012 and exited bankruptcy in December 2015. There are no other disclosures to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13.



About Vodafone

Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and fixed broadband operations in 18 markets. As of 30 June 2018, Vodafone Group had 534.5 million mobile customers and 19.9 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone's joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit:


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