Vinod Kumar has been appointed CEO of Vodafone Business, effective September 2.
He will join the Executive Committee from that date and report to Vodafone Group chief executive Nick Read.
Kumar will succeed Vodafone Group CEO Rest of World, Vivek Badrinath, who has been acting as interim CEO of Vodafone Business since March 2019. He has been the MD and CEO of Tata Communications since 2011, after joining the company as COO in 2004.
Commenting on Kumar’s appointment, Read said: “Vinod is a very experienced business leader with a breadth of experience from across the globe. He is a great addition to Vodafone and the Executive Committee.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Vivek for his support this year in acting as interim CEO.”
Kumar added, “I am very excited to join the vibrant team at Vodafone Business. The global reach, the pervasive network and the brand loyalty that Vodafone has created makes it an ideal partner for any organisation’s digital transformation, regardless of size or industry.”