NATIONAL : Vodafone appoints new CEO
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Mr. Kyle Whitehill as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace Mr. David Venn, who is expected to leave the Company at the end of June, 2010.
A statement issued by Vodafone Ghana in Accra said that Mr. Whitehill, who would assume office with effect from 1 July, 2010, was born and educated in Scotland and has a Degree in Marketing and Economics.
He has worked in the UK, Central Europe and India for both telecom and consumer goods companies.
Mr. Whitehill’s early career was spent in dealing with fast moving consumer goods with L’Oreal, Jeyes and Guinness before he entered general management with the Soft Drinks division of PepsiCo.
He joined Vodafone in 2001 as Head of the Enterprise Business in the UK. and in February 2008, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Vodafone Business in India, shortly after the acquisition of the business from Hutchison.
During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer for the Vodafone Business in India, the subscriber base of the company’s business in India grew from 47 million to more than 100 million.
Mr.Whitehill is a keen golfer, supporter of Glasgow Rangers football club, married and has three sons.