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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Kleisterlee

71 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Vittorio Colao

55 2008 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Nicholas Read

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Hannes Ametsreiter

50 2015 Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany

Vivek Badrinath

48 2016 Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Aldo Bisio

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy

Antonio Coimbra

Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain

Ahmed Essam

2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone Europe Cluster

Nicholas Jeffery

44 2016 Chief Executive of Vodafone UK

Johan Wibergh

54 2015 Group Technology Officer

Rosemary Martin

57 2010 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Ronald Schellekens

52 2009 Group Human Resources Director

Brian Humphries

2017 Group Enterprise Director

Matthew Kirk

2009 Group External Affairs Director

Joakim Reiter

2017 Group External Affairs Director

Serpil Timuray

48 2016 Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer

Maria Martinez

2017 Non-Executive Director

Crispin Davis

67 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mathias Dopfner

53 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Clara Furse

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Valerie Gooding

65 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Renee James

53 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Samuel Jonah

2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Nish

56 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anthony Hamilton

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Kleisterlee

Mr. Gerard J. Kleisterlee is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Group Plc. He became chairman of Vodafone Group Plc on 26 July 2011 at the conclusion of the AGM, having previously served as a non-executive member of the Board. He retired as president/chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Management and the Group Management Committee of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (‘Philips’) on 31 March 2011 after a career with Philips spanning three decades. He is a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board and member of the Audit Committee of Royal Dutch Shell. He is also a member and chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASML. Gerard was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. resigning in October 2013 and also previously a member of the Daimler AG Supervisory Board, resigning on 9 April 2014.

Vittorio Colao

Mr. Vittorio Colao is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc. He joined the Board as Chief Executive, Europe and Deputy Chief Executive. The early part of his career was spent in the Milan office of McKinsey & Company working on media, telecommunications and industrial goods, with additional responsibility for recruitment. In 1996 he joined Omnitel Pronto Italia, which subsequently became Vodafone Italy, and he was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. He was then appointed regional Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe for Vodafone Group Plc in 2001, became a member of the Board in 2002 and was appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vodafone in 2003. In 2004 he left Vodafone to join RCS MediaGroup, the leading Italian publishing company, where he was Chief Executive until he rejoined Vodafone as CEO, Europe. Vittorio is Vice Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists and also joined the board of Unilever as a Non-Executive Director in July 2015.

Nicholas Read

Mr. Nicholas Jonathan (Nick) Read is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since April 1, 2014. Since joining Vodafone in 2001, Nick has held a variety of senior roles including CFO, CCO and CEO of Vodafone Ltd, the UK operating company. In his role immediately prior to group CFO, he was the Regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for five years and was a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone Qatar, our subsidiaries in India and Egypt, and our joint ventures, VHA in Australia and Indus Towers in India. Prior to joining Vodafone, he held senior global finance positions with United Business Media Plc and Federal Express Worldwide. Nick is a fellow chartered management accountant and a chartered global management accountant, with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

Hannes Ametsreiter

Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter is Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Germany of the company. He has been CEO of Vodafone Germany and member of the worldwide Vodafone Group’s Executive Committee since 1 October 2015. Born in Salzburg, the reputed telecommunications manager has 19 years of telcoms experience in convergent markets and outstanding expertise in marketing and brand management. Dr Ametsreiter served for 6 years as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Telekom Austria Group (which has operations in eight countries), and was also CEO of A1 Telekom, a company created through the merger of Mobilkom Austria AG and Telekom Austria TA AG. In these functions he gained extensive expertise in mobile communications, DSL, cable and TV, and spearheaded 15 acquisitions of mainly cable companies. He also has longstanding experience in corporate finance.

Vivek Badrinath

Mr. Vivek Badrinath has been appointed as Chief Executive, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific of the Company, since 15 October 2016. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee as CEO of AMAP in October 2016. He is responsible for Vodafone’s operations in the Vodacom Group, India, Australia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Qatar, New Zealand and Turkey. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Executive at the international hospitality group AccorHotels where he was responsible for marketing, digital solutions, distribution and information systems. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive with Orange and has a long career in telecommunications and technology. Prior roles include Executive Director responsible for Orange's Business Services division, leadership of Orange's global networks and operators division and Chief Technology Officer for Orange's mobile activities.

Aldo Bisio

Mr. Aldo Bisio is Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Italy of the company. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Italia in January 2014. Prior to joining Vodafone, Aldo held the position of Group Managing Director of Ariston Thermo Group from 2008 and he was then named Group Chief Executive Officer in 2010. In 2004 he joined RCS Quotidiani, where he was appointed Managing Director and Board Member. Being part of McKinsey & Co. since 1992, he held different positions in strategic consultancy focusing on telecommunications and media industries. In 2002 he was appointed Chairman of the “McKinsey Associates Development Committee” for Mediterranean Area (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt). The early part of his career was spent in IBM and Olivetti. Aldo Bisio is also “Visiting Professor” at the ESCP Campus in London.

Antonio Coimbra

Mr. Antonio Coimbra is Chief Executive Officer – Vodafone Spain of the company. He has been CEO of Vodafone Spain since September 2012 and in addition was appointed President and CEO of Grupo Corporativo Ono in September 2014. He joined Telecel (later to become Vodafone Portugal), as Director of Direct Sales in 1992, a position he occupied for two years and in 1994, became responsible for the Marketing Department. He was then appointed to the Telecel Board of Directors in 1995, taking on responsibility for Marketing, Sales and Operations. He became Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Japan in 2004 and served as President of Apritel (the Telecommunications Operators’ Association), on behalf of Vodafone Portugal, from 2005 to 2007. He later became CEO of Vodafone Portugal from September 2009 until August 2012. Before joining Vodafone he held a number of Sales and Marketing roles in SIEMENS Portugal and later Olivetti Portugal.

Ahmed Essam

Mr. Ahmed Essam is the Chief Executive of Vodafone Europe Cluster of the Company. He was appointed CEO of the Europe Cluster in September 2016 which comprises Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Malta, Portugal and Romania. In this capacity he also oversees Vodafone’s interest in the Netherlands joint venture with Liberty Global. Prior to this appointment, Ahmed was CEO of Vodafone Egypt since July 2014. Ahmed joined Vodafone Egypt in 1999 and held a variety of roles including Customer Care Director and Consumer Business Unit Director and has also previously been the Group Commercial Management Director for the Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific region and has held a number of senior roles within Vodafone’s Group Commercial functions.

Nicholas Jeffery

Mr. Nicholas Simon Jeffery is Chief Executive of Vodafone UK of Vodafone Group PLC., since January 2013. He was appointed CEO Vodafone UK in September 2016. Prior to that he was group enterprise director. Nick joined Vodafone in 2004 and was appointed chief executive of Vodafone Global Enterprise in 2006. He began his career with Cable & Wireless Plc (Mercury Communications) in 1991 where he led the company’s UK and international markets business units and was appointed chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Nick is also a non-executive director of Dialog Semiconductor plc.

Johan Wibergh

Mr. Johan Wibergh is Group Technology Officer of the Company. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in May 2015 as group technology officer. Johan joined Vodafone from Ericsson where he held the position of executive vice president and head of the networks segment. In this role, he led all aspects of business strategy, R&D, product management and sales for the segment. He also has international experience in leadership roles in Brazil and the United States. Johan started his career in software development and system integration working for Diab Data AB and Bull AB. He joined Ericsson in 1996, initially to deliver internal IT solutions, and then went on to lead the creation of Ericsson’s managed services business.

Rosemary Martin

Ms. Rosemary E. S. Martin is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Vodafone Group Plc., since March 2010. She was appointed group general counsel and company secretary in March 2010. She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group, having spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc with the last five years as group general counsel and company secretary. Before joining Reuters, Rosemary was a partner with Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown). She is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Group Advisory Panel and global independent non-executive director of EY. She was a non-executive director of HSBC Bank Plc (the European arm of HSBC Group) until April 2016.

Ronald Schellekens

Mr. Ronald Adrianus Wilhelmus Schellekens is Group Human Resources Director of Vodafone Group Plc. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in January 2009. He is responsible for the Vodafone Human Resource Management function, as well as Health & Safety and Vodafone's Property and Real Estate. Prior to joining Vodafone, Ronald was executive vice president Human Resources for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s global downstream business. Prior to working for Shell, he worked for PepsiCo for nine years in various international, senior human resources roles, including assignments in Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the UK and Poland. In his previous role, he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region for PepsiCo Foods International. Prior to PepsiCo, he worked for nine years for AT&T in Human Resources.

Brian Humphries

Mr. Brian Humphries is the Group Enterprise Director of the Company. He joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in February 2017 as Group Enterprise Director. He is responsible for Vodafone’s enterprise business globally, which consists of all business-to-business fixed and mobile customers, as well as enterprise’s Internet of Things, Cloud-Hosting, Carrier Services and Security businesses. Brian joined Vodafone from Dell where he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Solutions Group with Dell EMC. Before joining Dell, Brian was with Hewlett-Packard where his roles included Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive. He also served as Chief Financial Officer with HP Services. The early part of his career was spent with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Matthew Kirk

Mr. Matthew Kirk is Group External Affairs Director of Vodafone Group Plc. He 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 Vodafone operates. Matthew is also responsible for security, and for the Vodafone Foundation, of which he is a Trustee.

Joakim Reiter

Mr. Joakim Reiter is Group External Affairs Director of the Company. Before joining Vodafone in April 2017, Joakim was the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years in the foreign service of Sweden, including as Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and at the Permanent Representation to the European Union. He also served as an EU negotiator with DG TRADE at the European Commission. A Swedish national, Joakim holds a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Political Science from Lund University.

Serpil Timuray

Ms. Serpil Timuray is Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer of Vodafone Group PLC, since 15 October 2016. She joined the Group Executive Committee in January 2014. She is responsible for Vodafone's commercial and strategy functions, as well as innovation and transformation projects, including the customer experience excellence programme. Prior to this, she was the regional CEO of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific until October 2016. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey. Previously, she was the CEO of Danone Turkey from 2002 to 2008. She began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1991, where she held several marketing roles and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Committee in Turkey. Serpil is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey and has been a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar. She is an independent director on the board of the Danone Group. She also sits on the board of the GSMA and the board of trustees at Koc University. Serpil is a member of the Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum.

Maria Martinez

Ms. Maria Amparo Moraleda Martinez is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was the chief operating officer of the international division of Iberdrola from 2009 to 2011. She spent more than 20 years with IBM, becoming President of IBM Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey) in 2005. Amparo is a non-executive director of Airbus Group, CaixaBank and Solvay. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Alstom, Meliá Hotels International and Faurecia. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Services and was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2005. She received a degree in Industrial Engineering from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and is also an IESE PDG graduate.

Crispin Davis

Sir Crispin Henry Lamert Davis is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2014. Sir Crispin was the chief executive of Reed Elsevier plc from 1999 to 2009. He was previously chief executive of Aegis Group plc and the group managing director of Guinness Group plc (now Diageo plc). Sir Crispin began his executive career with Procter & Gamble, where he held a variety of senior management roles including as president of the company’s North American Food Business. In his non-executive career, Sir Crispin was the chairman of StarBev Consumer Industries B.V. from 2009 to 2012 and was a non-executive director on the board of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2003 to 2013, where he chaired the Remuneration Committee. Currently an advisor to CVC Capital Partners, Sir Crispin was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information. He is a non-executive director of Rentokil Initial Plc, Hasbro and a Trustee and Member of the University Board for Oxford University.

Mathias Dopfner

Dr. Mathias Dopfner is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since 1 April 2015. He is chairman and CEO of the German media group Axel Springer SE in Berlin. Dr Döpfner has been with Axel Springer SE since 1998, initially as editor-in-chief of Die Welt and since 2000 as a member of the management board. Among various positions he has held in media companies, he was the editor-in-chief of the newspapers Wochenpost and Hamburger Morgenpost and the Brussels-based correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied Musicology, German and Theatrical Arts in Frankfurt and Boston. Dr Döpfner is a member of the board of directors of Time Warner and Warner Music Group and Chairman of Business Insider Inc. He holds honorary offices at, among others, the American Academy, the American Jewish Committee and the European Publishers Council (EPC). He was visiting professor in media at the University of Cambridge and became a member of St John’s College in 2010.

Clara Furse

Dame Clara H. F. Furse DBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since September 1, 2014. She was the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 2001 to 2009. She was also previously group chief executive of Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd and managing director, Global Futures and Options at UBS AG. Dame Clara is a non-executive director on the board of Amadeus IT Group SA. and the non-executive chairman of HSBC UK. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Nomura Holdings Inc (2010 to 2017), Legal & General Group plc (2009 to 2013), Euroclear plc (2002 to 2009), Fortis (2006 to 2008) and LIFFE Holdings plc (1991 to 1999). She was also appointed to the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) from April 2013 to November 2016. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008.

Valerie Gooding

Ms. Valerie Frances (Val) Gooding has been appointed as the Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since July 28, 2017. She is a non-executive director of TUI AG, chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association Trust and a Trustee of English National Ballet and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 1996, Val became managing director of British United Provident Association (Bupa), and was appointed to the position of CEO in 1998, a role she held for 10 years before stepping down in 2008. Prior to joining Bupa, Val spent 23 years working with British Airways Plc, where she held a number of positions, including head of Cabin Services, head of Marketing, director of Business Units and director for Asia Pacific.

Renee James

Ms. Renee J. James is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since January 1, 2011. She is engaged as an Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group in the global Telecommunications, Media and Technology sector team. She serves on the board of Oracle Corporation and is a member of the Compensation Committee. She is also appointed to the board of Citigroup Inc and is a member of the Technology, AML and Risk Committees. Renee also serves on the board of Sabre and is a member of the Audit and Technology Committees. She is the Chairman of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to the President of the United States and a director of Veritas Storage. Renee is a seasoned technology executive with broad, international experience managing large scale, complex global operations. She is currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group in their Media and Technology practice. She recently concluded a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the President of the company and a member of the Executive Office with the CEO and Chairman. In her twenty-eight-year career at Intel she held a variety of positions spanning R&D leadership in both software and hardware and the establishment of global R&D network and global manufacturing leadership. She was the EVP and General Manager of Intel’s software and services global P&L for a decade. She led large scale M&A and the structuring and serving as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries. In her tenure, Renee spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software, cyber security and cloud-based computing. As President, she added global, corporate operations including, Corporate Strategy, HR, Finance, Manufacturing and other operating units to her experiences. Early in her career, Renee served as chief of staff for her mentor, former Intel CEO, Andy Grove.

Samuel Jonah

Sir Samuel Esson Jonah (Sam) KBE, OSG is Non-Executive Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc., since April 1, 2009. He is executive chairman of Jonah Capital (Pty) Limited, an investment holding company in South Africa. He is the Chairman of both Hollard Insurance Company Ltd and Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services and is also a member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, and member of the trustee board of The Investment Climate Facility. Sam is an adviser to the president of Togo and previously served as advisor to the presidents of South Africa and Ghana. His previous non-executive director positions include Range Resources Ltd and the Standard Bank of South Africa from 2006-2012. He also worked for Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited, becoming chief executive officer in 1986, and was formerly executive president of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. and executive director of Lonmin Plc. An honorary knighthood was conferred on him by Her Majesty the Queen in 2003 and in 2006 he was awarded Ghana’s highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Star.

David Nish

Mr. David T. Nish is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 January 2016. He is chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings Plc and London Stock Exchange Group Plc. He is also a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a member of the board of the Zurich Insurance Group. David was Executive and Group Finance Director of Scottish Power Plc from 1999 to 2005 having joined the company as Deputy Finance Director in 1997. Additionally, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015 having joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006. David was also a former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he began his career as a trainee. David was previously a Non-Executive Director of UK Green Investment Bank plc, Northern Foods Plc, Thus Plc, HDFC Life (India), Royal Scottish National Orchestra and was Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers. He was also formerly a member of the City UK Board Advisory Committee and the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government.

Anthony Hamilton