Vinod Kumar was appointed CEO, Vodafone Business and member of the Executive Committee on 8 July 2019 with effect from 2 September 2019, reporting to Group CEO Nick Read. He is responsible for Vodafone’s business to business operations globally.
Vinod brings over 30 years of telecommunications experience to Vodafone, gained in a wide variety of global roles spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Most recently, Vinod was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Communications, where he first joined as its Chief Operations Officer in 2004.
Prior to Tata Communications Vinod was Senior Vice President at Asia Netcom, where he was actively involved in the asset sale of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom.
Vinod holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and throughout his career has had a passion for creating and developing high performance teams.