BrandArena: Vodafone Uganda appoints new CEO

Thursday 23 April 2015

Vodafone Uganda appoints new CEO

Vodafone Uganda has announced the appointment of Allan Richardson as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year.

Vodafone launched its commercial operations in Uganda on February 9, 2015 offering both voice and 4G LTE high-speed data services. Vodafone's 4G high-speed data services are currently available in Kampala and Entebbe, but plans are to rapidly expand the footprint to other towns in Uganda.
Allan Richardson. Image: LinkedIn
According to a press release, Richardson has a track record of achieving results in challenging and competitive environments. He has over 20 years' experience including stints with Shell, ITT and global drinks giant, Diageo.

Richardson has worked in the telecoms industry as a Program manager, CFO, COO and CEO and has been responsible for launching new operations and managing restructuring programs in countries such as Thailand, Sweden, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

Prior to joining Vodafone, Richardson worked as the interim chief operating officer for Digicel Haiti which he joined in November 2013. He has also been involved - via Quicksilver Management Services - as an advisor and non - executive director with businesses in telecommunications and software services.

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