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Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Kleisterlee

72 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Nicholas Read

54 2018 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Margherita Della Valle

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Hannes Ametsreiter

52 2015 Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany

Aldo Bisio

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy

Antonio Coimbra

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain

Nicholas Jeffery

46 2016 Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone UK

Vinod Kumar

53 2019 Chief Executive Officer - Vodafone Business

Serpil Timuray

50 2019 Chief Executive Officer – Europe Cluster

Leanne Wood

2019 Chief Human Resource Officer

Johan Wibergh

56 2015 Group Technology Officer

Rosemary Martin

59 2010 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Ahmed Essam

2019 Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer

Joakim Reiter

2017 Group External Affairs Director

David Thodey

2019 Non-Executive Director

Sanjiv Ahuja

63 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Crispin Davis

70 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michel Demare

63 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dame Clara Furse

62 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Valerie Gooding

67 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Renee James

54 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Maria Martinez

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Nish

59 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee is a Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Group Plc. He has extensive experience of senior leadership of global businesses both in the developed and emerging markets. He brings to the Group a deep understanding of the consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle industries gained from his career with Philips Electronics spanning over 30 years and continues to use this experience to oversee the development of Vodafone’s strategy and the effectiveness of its operations as a total communications company. Royal Dutch Shell, deputy chair, senior independent director, chair of the remuneration committee and member of the nomination and succession committee with effect from 23 May 2018. ASML, chairman of supervisory board.

Nicholas Read

Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Nicholas Jonathan Read As Chief Executive, Nick combines strong commercial and operational leadership with a detailed understanding of the industry and its opportunities and challenges. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in October 2018, Nick served as Group Chief Financial Officer from April 2014, and held a variety of senior roles including Chief Executive for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for five years and Chief Executive of Vodafone UK. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held senior global finance positions with United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide.

Margherita Della Valle

Ms. Margherita Della Valle is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Skills and experience: Margherita brings considerable corporate finance and accounting experience to the Board. She was Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2018, Group Financial Controller from 2010 to 2015, Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone’s European region from 2007 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Italy from 2004 to 2007. Margherita joined Omnitel Pronto Italia in Italy in 1994 and held various consumer marketing positions in business analytics and customer base management before moving to finance. Omnitel was acquired by Vodafone in 2000.

Hannes Ametsreiter

Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany of the Company. Responsibilities: Hannes is responsible for: Defining Vodafone’s strategy in Germany in accordance with Group strategy and operating models; Positioning Vodafone Germany as a Gigabit company, strengthening its role as Germany’s leading TV provider and integrated player; Delivering the strategic vision, executing commercial plans and delivery against KPIs; and Shaping Vodafone’s leadership role in digital technologies. Previous roles include: Telekom Austria, group chief executive officer (2009–2015) A1 Telekom, chief executive officer (2009) Mobilkom Austria/Telekom Austria, chief marketing officer (2001–2009).

Aldo Bisio

Mr. Aldo Bisio is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy of the Company. Responsibilities: Aldo is responsible for: Defining Vodafone’s strategy in Italy in accordance with Group strategy and operating models; Delivering the strategic vision and executing commercial plans; andEnsuring delivery against KPIs. Previous roles include:Ariston Thermo Group, chief executive officer/ managing director (2008–2013) McKinsey & Company, senior partner (2007–2008) RCS Quotidiani, managing director (2004–2006) McKinsey & Company, partner (1992–2004).

Antonio Coimbra

Mr. Antonio Coimbra is an Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain of the Company. António is responsible for: ––Defining Vodafone’s strategy in Spain in accordance with Group strategy and operating models; Delivering the strategic vision and executing commercial plans; and Ensuring delivery against KPIs. Previous roles include: Vodafone Portugal, Chief Executive Officer (2009– 2012), Executive Committee member (1995–2009), Marketing and Sales Director (1992–1995) Apritel – Telco Association (on behalf of Vodafone Portugal), president (2005–2007) Vodafone Japan, Chief Marketing Officer (2004) Olivetti Portugal, marketing manager (1991–1992) Siemens Portugal, produce and sales manager (1988–1991).

Nicholas Jeffery

Mr. Nicholas Simon Jeffery is Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone UK of Vodafone Group PLC., since January 2013. Responsibilities: Nick is responsible for: Defining Vodafone’s strategy in the UK in accordance with Group strategy and operating models; Delivering the strategic vision and executing commercial plans; and Ensuring delivery against KPIs. Previous roles include: Vodafone Group Enterprise, Chief Executive Officer (2013–2016) Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Chief Executive Officer (2012–2013) Vodafone Global Enterprise, Chief Executive Officer (2006–2012) Vodafone Group, Director, Business Marketing (2004–2006).

Vinod Kumar

Mr. Vinod Kumar is Chief Executive Officer - Vodafone Business of the Company. Vinod has been the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Communications Ltd since 2011, after joining the company as Chief Operating Officer in 2004. Tata Communications Ltd is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. He has been a member of the company's Board since 2007. He has a long career in the telecommunications industry, including roles at Asia Netcom, WorldCom, Global One and Sprint International. Vinod has a Bachelor of Science from the Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray is an Chief Executive Officer – Europe Clusterof Vodafone Group PLC. Responsibilities: Serpil oversees Vodafone’s operations in the Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Albania, Malta and Turkey. This includes: ––Defining Vodafone strategy in these local markets in accordance with Group strategy and operating models; ––Delivering the strategic vision and executing commercial plans; and ––Ensuring delivery against KPIs. Previous roles include: ––Vodafone, Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer (2016–2018) ––Vodafone, Regional Chief Executive Officer – AMAP (2013–2016) ––Vodafone Turkey, Chief Executive Officer (2009–2013)

Leanne Wood

Ms. Leanne Wood is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Responsibilities: Leanne joined Vodafone on 1 April 2019. She is responsible for leading Vodafone’s people and organisation strategy which includes developing strong talent and leadership, effective organisations, strategic capabilities and an engaging culture and work environment, thereby building strong capabilities in Vodafone to deliver growth. Previous roles include: Burberry Plc, chief people, strategy and corporate affairs officer (2015–2019) Diageo plc, various roles including group human resources director (2000–2015).

Johan Wibergh

Mr. Johan Wibergh is Group Technology Officer of the Company. Responsibilities: Johan is responsible for leading Vodafone’s global technology organisation. His role is integral to developing Vodafone’s convergence strategy on a global scale. Previous roles include: Ericsson, various roles including executive VP (1996–2015)

Rosemary Martin

Ms. Rosemary E. S. Martin is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Vodafone Group Plc., since March 2010. Responsibilities: Rosemary is responsible for managing Vodafone’s legal risk and for providing legal, compliance and company secretariat services to the Group. Previous roles include: Practical Law Company, chief executive officer (2008–2010) Reuters Group Plc, various governance roles including group general counsel and company secretary (1997–2008) Rowe & Maw, partner (1990–1997).

Ahmed Essam

Mr. Ahmed Essam is Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer of the Company. Responsibilities: Ahmed is responsible for Vodafone’s global commercial operations and strategy, as well as innovation and transformation projects, including the Company’s digital transformation programme and the Customer eXperience eXcellence global programme. Previous roles include: Vodafone Chief Executive Officer – Europe Cluster (2016–2018) Vodafone Egypt, Chief Executive Officer (2014–2016) Vodafone Group, Group Commercial Director (2012–2014) Vodafone Egypt, various roles including customer care and consumer business unit director (1999–2012).

Joakim Reiter

Mr. Joakim Reiter is Group External Affairs Director of the Company. Responsibilities: Joakim leads Vodafone’s engagement with external stakeholders (including governments, regulators, international institutions, the media and industry commentators) in order to project Vodafone’s position on the contribution of our industry to broader policy objectives and on issues of importance to our customers and to the communities in which we operate. He is also responsible for security, and for the Vodafone Foundation, of which he is a trustee.

David Thodey

Sanjiv Ahuja

Mr. Sanjiv Ahuja is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Sanjiv has broad telecoms expertise, having led mobile, broadband and infrastructure companies, such as Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Orange Plc and Tillman Global, as well as considerable international experience from operating in Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia. He is the founder and chairman of Tillman Global Holdings, which provides telecommunications and renewable energy project development services. His comprehensive knowledge of the telecoms sector is valuable to Board discussions.

Crispin Davis

Sir Crispin Henry Lamert Davis is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2014. Sir Crispin has broad-ranging experience as a business leader within international content and technology markets from his roles as chief executive of RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) and the digital agency, Aegis Group plc, and group managing director of Guinness PLC (now Diageo plc). He was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information. He brings a strong commercial perspective to Board discussions. Hasbro, non-executive director. Oxford University, trustee and member of the university board. CVC Capital Partners, adviser. Rentokil Initial plc, non-executive director.

Michel Demare

Mr. Michel Demare is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Michel brings extensive international finance, strategy and M&A experience to the Board, gained during his 18-year career at Dow Chemical, as CFO of Baxter International (Europe), and as CFO and head of global markets of ABB Group. He was the non-executive chairman of Syngenta until the company was sold to ChemChina in 2017 and was the vice chairman of UBS Group AG for 10 years. Other current appointments: Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV, non-executive director IMD Business School in Lausanne, vice chairman of the supervisory board Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich, advisory board member.

Dame Clara Furse

Ms. Dame Clara H. F Furse is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since September 1, 2014. Dame Clara brings to the Board a deep understanding of international capital markets, regulation, service industries and business transformation developed from her previous roles as chief executive officer of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd. Her financial proficiency is highly valued as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. In 2008 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. HSBC UK, non-executive chairman. Amadeus IT Group SA, non-executive director.

Valerie Gooding

Ms. Valerie Frances (Val) Gooding has been appointed as the Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2017. Valerie brings a wealth of international business experience obtained at companies with high levels of customer service including British Airways and as chief executive of BUPA which, together with her focus on leadership and talent, is valuable to Board discussions. Other current appointments: TUI AG, non-executive director Aviva UK Insurance Ltd, chairman English National Ballet, trustee ENB Productions Limited, director Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Queen’s trustee.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is an Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since January 1, 2011. Renee brings comprehensive knowledge of the high technology sector developed from her long career at Intel Corporation where she was president. She is currently the chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing. Her extensive experience of international management, technology and the development and implementation of corporate strategy is an asset to the Board and the Committees of which she is a member. Other current appointments: The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, chairman Carlyle Group, operating executive Oracle Corporation, nonexecutive director Citigroup Inc., non-executive director.

Maria Martinez

Ms. Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. She brings strong international technology experience to the Board from her previous role as chief executive officer of the international division of Iberdola and a career spanning 20 years at IBM, where she held a number of positions across a range of global locations. She is – Airbus Group, non-executive director, chair of the nominations, governance and remuneration committees, CaixaBank, non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee, Solvay, non-executive director, – Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Services, member.

David Nish

Mr. David T. Nish is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 January 2016. Skills and experience: David has wide-ranging operational and strategic experience as a senior leader and has a strong understanding of financial and capital markets through his previous directorships which include chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Standard Life plc and chief financial officer of Scottish Power plc. Other current appointments: HSBC Holdings plc, nonexecutive director University of Dundee, honorary professor.