Vodafone Spain chief Deegan to quit

Vodafone España CEO Colman Deegan is to leave his post on March 31. He will continue to advise on strategic projects until the end of July, when he will leave the group definitively.

Colman Deegan

Deegan has led Vodafone’s Spanish unit for the last two years, helming the operator through the latter part of the COVID pandemic.

Vodafone said that the CEO had led a transformation of the business centred on efficiencies, the simplification of processes improving the customer experience and a new commercial strategy including the launch of new lines of business.

Deegan began his career with Vodafone 25 years ago and has held a number of senior positions including director of mergers and acquisitions for the group, director of finance at Vodafone India and Vodafone Italia, and CEO of Vodafone Turkey, where he oversaw a doubling of revenue during his tenure.

His departure comes as Vodafone España is fully integrated, from today, within the parent group’s European cluster. This is designed to simplify the group structure and create the conditions to accelerate the Spanish unit’s return to growth.

The cluster is led by a team headed by Serpil Timuray as CEO.

Timuray, who has headed the European cluster since 2018, has been a member of the group’s executive committee since 2014 and was previously operations and strategy director of the group and CEO of its AMAP (Africa, Middle East and APAC) group.

Vodafone has meanwhile begun the process of recruiting a new CEO for the Spanish business.

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