Inaki Berroeta appointed Vodafone Australia CEO

Vodafone Hutchison Australia has announced the appointment of Inaki Berroeta as its CEO.

Inaki is currently CEO in Romania and will succeed Bill Morrow on March 1, 2014. 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 3,500 employees.

Under 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.

Bill Morrow, outgoing CEO, Vodafone Australia said, “Berroeta’s international experience and passion for 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,” added Morrow.

A 20-year veteran of the telecom industry, 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 (USA), Airtel Moviles (Spain) and Keon (Spain and USA).

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

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