Vodafone’s group chief commercial operations and strategy officer Paolo Bertoluzzo is leaving the group to take up the post of CEO of ICBPI, a financial and payment services company in Italy.
Bertoluzzo, seen as number two in Vodafone to CEO Vittorio Colao, joined the company in 1999 as strategy and business development director and was appointed to his current position in 2013, taking a central role in the definition of the group’s strategy and the design and direction of Vodafone’s group-wide commercial plans.
Vodafone said his successor would be announced in due course.
Colao said “Paolo has been an outstanding colleague who has made an immense contribution during his time in Italy and on our Executive Committee. I would like to thank him for his dedication, friendship and wise advice. I wish him every success in his new role, which I know he will undertake with the devotion and commitment that drove so many valuable and effective initiatives during his 17 years with Vodafone.”