Vodafone Ghana CEO to head Vodafone Greece
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Vodafone Ghana’s Chief Executive Officer Haris Broumidis is expected to leave Ghana to take up a new role within Vodafone in Greece after successfully steering Vodafone’s operations in Ghana for the past three years.
According to official information contained in a statement and available to Biztechafrica, Mr Broumidis is expected to take over as the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Greece effective April 1, 2016.
He will, however, remain with Vodafone Ghana until the end of the financial year and ensure a smooth transition to the new CEO.
The statement indicated that Mr. Broumidis time at Vodafone Ghana coincided with a very competitive telecommunications market, when operators needed to innovate and be creative to produce growth. Haris led the business excellently through this period and was instrumental in leading the business to achieve high levels of growth, through a relentless focus on execution and delivering unmatched customer experience.
He also launched a number of transformational initiatives, including the very successful Vodafone X and the mobile money platform, Vodafone Cash.
Haris also championed a number of IT and Network transformation projects including the introduction of a new Billing System and numerous initiatives focused on driving network leadership. He also drove a strong people agenda, increasing Employee Net Promoter Score from 49% to 78% over the period, while advocating and improving the ratio of internal senior promotions.
Board Chairman of Vodafone Ghana, Dr. Kobina Quansah said: “It is sad to see Haris go after presiding over a very fruitful period for the company. However, we are determined to ensure that the successful growth story established under his leadership is maintained and the company continues to thrive.”
Haris joined Vodafone in 2002. Since then he has held various senior roles including Marketing Director and EBU Director in Vodafone Greece, CEO of Vodafone Albania and Commercial Director, Europe for Vodafone Group.