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Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Kleisterlee

71 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Nicholas Read

53 2018 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Margherita Della Valle

2018 Group Chief Financial Officer

Hannes Ametsreiter

51 2015 Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany

Vivek Badrinath

49 2016 Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Aldo Bisio

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy

Antonio Coimbra

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain

Ahmed Essam

2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone Europe Cluster

Nicholas Jeffery

45 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone UK

Johan Wibergh

55 2015 Group Technology Officer

Rosemary Martin

58 2010 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Ronald Schellekens

52 2009 Group Human Resources Director

Brian Humphries

2017 Group Enterprise Director

Joakim Reiter

2017 Group External Affairs Director

Serpil Timuray

49 2016 Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer

Sanjiv Ahuja

62 2018 Non-Executive Director

Crispin Davis

68 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michel Demare

62 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dame Furse

61 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Valerie Gooding

66 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Renee James

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Samuel Jonah

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Maria Martinez

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Nish

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anthony Hamilton

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Group Plc. He has extensive experience of senior leadership of global businesses both in the developed and emerging markets. He brings to the Group a deep understanding of the consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle industries gained from his career with Philips Electronics spanning over 30 years and continues to use this experience to oversee the development of Vodafone’s strategy and the effectiveness of its operations as a total communications company. Royal Dutch Shell, deputy chair, senior independent director, chair of the remuneration committee and member of the nomination and succession committee with effect from 23 May 2018. ASML, chairman of supervisory board.

Nicholas Read

Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read serves as Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read re-designated as Group Chief Executive-Designate of the Company, effective from July 27, 2018 till October 1,2018 and re-designated as Group Chief Executive effective October 1, 2018. He was Group Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group Plc. Since joining Vodafone in 2001, Nick has held a variety of senior roles including CFO, CCO and CEO of Vodafone Ltd, the UK operating company. In his role immediately prior to group CFO, he was the Regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for five years and was a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone Qatar, our subsidiaries in India and Egypt, and our joint ventures, VHA in Australia and Indus Towers in India. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held senior global finance positions with United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide. Nick is a fellow chartered management accountant and a chartered global management accountant, with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

Margherita Della Valle

Hannes Ametsreiter

Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany of the company. He has been CEO of Vodafone Germany and member of the worldwide Vodafone Group’s Executive Committee since 1 October 2015. Born in Salzburg, the reputed telecommunications manager has 19 years of telcoms experience in convergent markets and outstanding expertise in marketing and brand management. Dr Ametsreiter served for 6 years as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Telekom Austria Group (which has operations in eight countries), and was also CEO of A1 Telekom, a company created through the merger of Mobilkom Austria AG and Telekom Austria TA AG. In these functions he gained extensive expertise in mobile communications, DSL, cable and TV, and spearheaded 15 acquisitions of mainly cable companies. He also has longstanding experience in corporate finance.

Vivek Badrinath

Mr. Vivek Badrinath is Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific of the Company, since 15 October 2016. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities.

Aldo Bisio

Mr. Aldo Bisio is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy of the company. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Italia in January 2014. Prior to joining Vodafone, Aldo held the position of Group Managing Director of Ariston Thermo Group from 2008 and he was then named Group Chief Executive Officer in 2010. In 2004 he joined RCS Quotidiani, where he was appointed Managing Director and Board Member. Being part of McKinsey & Co. since 1992, he held different positions in strategic consultancy focusing on telecommunications and media industries. In 2002 he was appointed Chairman of the “McKinsey Associates Development Committee” for Mediterranean Area (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt). The early part of his career was spent in IBM and Olivetti. Aldo Bisio is also “Visiting Professor” at the ESCP Campus in London.

Antonio Coimbra

Mr. Antonio Coimbra is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain of the company. He has been CEO of Vodafone Spain since September 2012 and in addition was appointed President and CEO of Grupo Corporativo Ono in September 2014. He joined Telecel (later to become Vodafone Portugal), as Director of Direct Sales in 1992, a position he occupied for two years and in 1994, became responsible for the Marketing Department. He was then appointed to the Telecel Board of Directors in 1995, taking on responsibility for Marketing, Sales and Operations. He became Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Japan in 2004 and served as President of Apritel (the Telecommunications Operators’ Association), on behalf of Vodafone Portugal, from 2005 to 2007. He later became CEO of Vodafone Portugal from September 2009 until August 2012. Before joining Vodafone he held a number of Sales and Marketing roles in SIEMENS Portugal and later Olivetti Portugal.

Ahmed Essam

Mr. Ahmed Essam is Chief Executive of Vodafone Europe Cluster of the Company. He was appointed CEO of the Europe Cluster in September 2016 which comprises Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Malta, Portugal and Romania. In this capacity he also oversees Vodafone’s interest in the Netherlands joint venture with Liberty Global. Prior to this appointment, Ahmed was CEO of Vodafone Egypt since July 2014. Ahmed joined Vodafone Egypt in 1999 and held a variety of roles including Customer Care Director and Consumer Business Unit Director and has also previously been the Group Commercial Management Director for the Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific region and has held a number of senior roles within Vodafone’s Group Commercial functions.

Nicholas Jeffery

Mr. Nicholas Simon Jeffery is Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone UK of Vodafone Group PLC., since January 2013. He was appointed CEO Vodafone UK in September 2016. Prior to that he was group enterprise director. Nick joined Vodafone in 2004 and was appointed chief executive of Vodafone Global Enterprise in 2006. He began his career with Cable & Wireless Plc (Mercury Communications) in 1991 where he led the company’s UK and international markets business units and was appointed chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Nick is also a non-executive director of Dialog Semiconductor plc.

Johan Wibergh

Mr. Johan Wibergh is Group Technology Officer of the Company. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in May 2015 as group technology officer. Johan joined Vodafone from Ericsson where he held the position of executive vice president and head of the networks segment. In this role, he led all aspects of business strategy, R&D, product management and sales for the segment. He also has international experience in leadership roles in Brazil and the United States. Johan started his career in software development and system integration working for Diab Data AB and Bull AB. He joined Ericsson in 1996, initially to deliver internal IT solutions, and then went on to lead the creation of Ericsson’s managed services business. Johan joined the board of Trimble as a Non-Executive Director in February 2018.

Rosemary Martin

Ms. Rosemary E. S. Martin is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Vodafone Group Plc., since March 2010. Rosemary Martin was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in March 2010. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc with the last five years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Before joining Reuters, Rosemary was a partner with Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown). She is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Group Advisory Panel and global independent Non-Executive Director of EY. She was a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Plc (the European arm of HSBC Group) until April 2016.

Ronald Schellekens

Mr. Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens is Group Human Resources Director of Vodafone Group Plc. joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in January 2009. He is responsible for the Vodafone Human Resource Management function, as well as Health & Safety and Vodafone's Property and Real Estate. Prior to joining Vodafone, Ronald was executive vice president Human Resources for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s global downstream business. Prior to working for Shell, he worked for PepsiCo for nine years in various international, senior human resources roles, including assignments in Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the UK and Poland. In his previous role, he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region for PepsiCo Foods International. Prior to PepsiCo, he worked for nine years for AT&T in Human Resources.

Brian Humphries

Mr. Brian Humphries is the Group Enterprise Director of the Company. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in February 2017 as Group Enterprise Director. He is responsible for Vodafone’s enterprise business globally, which consists of all business-to-business fixed and mobile customers, as well as enterprise’s Internet of Things, Cloud-Hosting, Carrier Services and Security businesses. Brian joined Vodafone from Dell where he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Solutions Group with Dell EMC. Before joining Dell, Brian was with Hewlett-Packard where his roles included Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive. He also served as Chief Financial Officer with HP Services. The early part of his career was spent with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Joakim Reiter

Mr. Joakim Reiter is Group External Affairs Director of the Company. Joakim was the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years in the foreign service of Sweden, including as Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and at the Permanent Representation to the European Union. He also served as an EU negotiator with DG TRADE at the European Commission. A Swedish national, Joakim holds a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Political Science from Lund University.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray is an Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer of Vodafone Group PLC, since 15 October 2016. She joined the Group Executive Committee in January 2014. She is responsible for Vodafone's commercial and strategy functions, as well as innovation and transformation projects, including the customer experience excellence programme. Prior to this, she was the regional CEO of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific until October 2016. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey. Previously, she was the CEO of Danone Turkey from 2002 to 2008. She began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1991, where she held several marketing roles and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Committee in Turkey. Serpil is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey and has been a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar. She is an independent director on the board of the Danone Group. She also sits on the board of the GSMA and the board of trustees at Koc University. Serpil is a member of the Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum.

Sanjiv Ahuja

Mr. Sanjiv Ahuja is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He 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.

Crispin Davis

Sir Crispin Henry Lamert Davis is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2014. Sir Crispin has broad-ranging experience as a business leader within international content and technology markets from his roles as chief executive of RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) and the digital agency, Aegis Group plc, and group managing director of Guinness PLC (now Diageo plc). He was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information. He brings a strong commercial perspective to Board discussions. Hasbro, non-executive director. Oxford University, trustee and member of the university board. CVC Capital Partners, adviser. Rentokil Initial plc, non-executive director.

Michel Demare

Mr. Michel Demare is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Michel brings extensive international finance, strategy and M&A experience to the Board, gained during his 18-year career at Dow Chemical, as CFO of Baxter International (Europe), and as CFO and head of global markets of ABB Group. He was the non-executive chairman of Syngenta until the company was sold to ChemChina in 2017. He holds a degree in applied economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Michel Demaré is also a board member for Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV, the vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and an advisory board member of the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

Dame Furse

Dame Clara H. F. Furse DBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since September 1, 2014. Dame Clara brings to the Board a deep understanding of international capital markets, regulation, service industries and business transformation developed from her previous roles as chief executive officer of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd. Her financial proficiency is highly valued as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. In 2008 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. HSBC UK, non-executive chairman. Amadeus IT Group SA, non-executive director.

Valerie Gooding

Ms. Valerie Frances (Val) Gooding has been appointed as the Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2017. Valerie brings a wealth of international business experience obtained at companies with high levels of customer service including British Airways and as chief executive of BUPA which, together with her focus on leadership and talent, is greatly valuable to Board discussions. TUI AG, non-executive director. Aviva UK Insurance Ltd, chairman. English National Ballet, trustee. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Queen’s trustee. – Lawn Tennis Association Trust, chairman.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is an Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since January 1, 2011. She is engaged as an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group in the global Telecommunications, Media and Technology sector team. She serves on the board of Oracle Corporation and is a member of the Compensation Committee. She is also appointed to the board of Citigroup Inc and is a member of the Technology, AML and Risk Committees. Renee also serves on the board of Sabre and is a member of the Audit and Technology Committees. She is the Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States and a director of Veritas Storage. Renee is a seasoned technology executive with broad, international experience managing large scale, complex global operations. She is currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group in their Media and Technology practice. She recently concluded a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the President of the company and a member of the Executive Office with the CEO and Chairman. In her twenty-eight-year career at Intel she held a variety of positions spanning R&D leadership in both software and hardware and the establishment of global R&D network and global manufacturing leadership. She was the EVP and General Manager of Intel’s software and services global P&L for a decade. She led large scale M&A and the structuring and serving as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries. In her tenure, Renee spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software, cyber security and cloud-based computing. As President, she added global, corporate operations including, Corporate Strategy, HR, Finance, Manufacturing and other operating units to her experiences. Early in her career, Renee served as chief of staff for her mentor, former Intel CEO, Andy Grove.

Samuel Jonah

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah (Sam) KBE, OSG is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since April 1, 2009. Samuel brings experience and understanding of business operations in emerging markets, particularly Africa. Previously executive president of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, he provides an international, commercial perspective to Board discussions. He is – Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, member President of Togo, adviser, Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services, non-executive chairman, Jonah Capital (Pty) Limited, executive chairman, Hollard (formerly Metropolitan) Insurance Company Limited, chairman, The Investment Climate Facility, member of trustee board.

Maria Martinez

Ms. Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. She brings strong international technology experience to the Board from her previous role as chief executive officer of the international division of Iberdola and a career spanning 20 years at IBM, where she held a number of positions across a range of global locations. She is – Airbus Group, non-executive director, chair of the nominations, governance and remuneration committees, CaixaBank, non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee, Solvay, non-executive director, – Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Services, member.

David Nish

Mr. David T. Nish is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 January 2016. David has wide-ranging operational and strategic experience as a senior leader and has a strong understanding of financial and capital markets through his previous directorships which include chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Standard Life plc and chief financial officer of Scottish Power plc. He is HSBC Holdings Plc, non-executive director. – London Stock Exchange Group Plc, non-executive director and chair of the audit committee, Zurich Insurance Group, board member.

Anthony Hamilton