Vodafone Group has appointed Vinod Kumar as CEO of the Vodafone Business unit, effective 2 September. Kumar will also join the Vodafone Business Executive Committee and report to Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read.
Vinod succeeds Vodafone Group CEO Rest of World, Vivek Badrinath, who has been acting as Interim CEO of Vodafone Business since March this year. He took over after Brian Humphries left to become Cognizant CEO.
Kumar previously served as managing director and CEO of Tata Communications since 2011, after joining the company as COO in 2004. At the beginning of July, Vinod Kumar resigned from his position as Tata Communications’ MD and CEO ahead of his contract’s end citing personal reasons. Before Tata, Kumar held various roles at Asia Netcom, WorldCom, Global One and Sprint International.