The company reorganizes its leadership after the Government authorized Zegona to purchase the telecom business in Spain


The new CEO of Vodafone in Spain as of June 1 will be José Miguel García, who will replace Mario Vaz once the British fund Zegona definitively closes the acquisition of the telecom business in the country for 5,000 million euros.

Although Zegona had already expressed its intention to incorporate the former CEO of Euskaltel as Vodafone’s chief executive officer in Spain, the decision had not yet been officially communicated.

“With the aim of facing the company’s important challenges and returning to sustainable business growth, the executive committee of Vodafone Spain has been simplified. These changes will become effective as of June 1, at which time the new CEO of Vodafone Spain, appointed by Zegona, José Miguel García”, indicates an internal statement sent by the company to its employees to which Europa Press has had access and which was advanced by the newspaper ‘Expansión’.

As for the other changes at the top, the incorporation of Digi’s commercial director until now, Ángel Álvarez, as director of the Consumer unit, replacing Ignacio Román, stands out.

In addition, José Ortiz Martínez will replace Elena Otero-Novas as head of the Legal, Regulation and Corporate Security area of ​​Vodafone Spain.

“Ortíz, an expert lawyer in corporate law and boards of directors, has a career of more than 30 years, with extensive experience in the telecommunications sector, holding similar positions at Jazztel and Euskaltel. Elena Otero will support Zegona in the area of Government and External Affairs,” the statement said.

On the other hand, Berta Álvarez Stuber will replace Bülent Bayram as Director of Human Resources.

“Berta, a lawyer by training, has a 20-year career in people management and human resources strategy. She has held the position of head of Human Resources and Organization at Euskaltel and, more recently, at MásMóvil. Temporarily, Bülent will collaborate with the new human resources management to ensure the transition,” the statement reveals.

Added to this is that the current Network Director at Vodafone Spain, Julia Velasco, will integrate the areas of Systems, Customer Operations and Cybersecurity into her department, as well as responsibility for Information Technology (IT), a unit managed until now by Sandra Vujovic.

Likewise, the Finance department will continue to be led by Eloy Rodrigo and the Companies Business Unit will continue to be headed by Jesús Suso.