Vodafone Hutchison Australia appoints new CEO

Vodafone Hutchison Australia today announced the appointment of Inaki Berroeta as CEO Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Inaki is currently CEO in Romania and will succeed Bill Morrow on 1 March. Bill Morrow will remain with Vodafone Australia until the end of March.

Inaki Berroeta has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010 overseeing 3500-employees (total revenue was EUR 769 million with EBITDA of EUR 276 million for the fiscal year 2012-2013).

Under Mr Berroeta’s leadership Vodafone Romania has delivered growth and improved profitability in a highly competitive market and tough economic conditions. He led Vodafone Romania’s successful bid to renew and acquire a 15 year spectrum license and established the company as the first mobile carrier to offer LTE services.

Outgoing CEO of Vodafone Australia, Bill Morrow, said Mr Berroeta’s international experience and passion for the Vodafone family would ensure a smooth transition and a continued transformation of the company. “Inaki is a great fit for the local team and his diverse background places him well to take Vodafone through to the next phase of its 3 year turnaround. His appointment demonstrates Vodafone Group’s and Hutchison Whampoa’s commitment to developing talent globally and to putting the right people in the right places.”

A 20-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Mr Berroeta was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Malta in 2007 and prior to this held various operational roles at Vodafone Spain, Global Star USA, AirTouch International Inc (USA), Airtel Moviles (Spain) and Keon (Spain and USA).

Mr Berroeta holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Bilbao Superior School of Telecommunications Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College.

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