Nicholas J. Read

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc

Nicholas J. Read

Nicholas J. Read

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc

Overview
Career Highlights

Miller Freeman Worldwide Ltd.
Vodafone Ventures Ltd.
Vodafone Group Plc

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1164

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1965

Age

55

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Chief Executive Officer Europe Cluster at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer of Amap at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone UK at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Germany at Vodafone Group Plc

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Senior Advisor at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Maxis Bhd.

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Chief Executive Officer at VodafoneZiggo Group BV

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Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at PepsiCo, Inc.

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Chief Commercial Operations & Strategy Officer at Vodafone Group Plc

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Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Supervisory Board at ASML Holding NV

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Nicholas J. Read
Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc
Education

The University of Manchester (UoM) is a large research university situated in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester University - as it is commonly known - is a public university formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester (est. 1851). Manchester is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester is regarded as a "red brick university", and was a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. It formed a constituent part of the federal Victoria University between 1880, when it received its royal charter, and 1903-1904, when it was dissolved. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom.[5] The University of Manchester had an income of £827 million in 2012–13, of which £200 million was from research grants and contracts.[6] In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise,[7] Manchester came third in terms of research power and eighth for grade point average quality when including specialist institutions.[8] More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than to any other university in the country, with more than 60,000 applications for undergraduate courses.[9] According to the 2012 Highfliers Report, Manchester is the most targeted university by the Top 100 Graduate Employers.[10][11] In the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 40th in the world and 5th in the UK.[12] It is ranked 58th in the world and 12th in Europe in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[13] The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory. The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel Laureates among its past and present students and staff, the third-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2014 - Current

Vodafone Ventures is an active manager which invests in wireless and internet opportunities through their global venture fund, aiming to become a financial, technical and commercial partner to entrepreneurs with promising ideas and facilitate the provision of advanced wireless and internet technologies and services to Vodafone's customers around the world. Firm provides financing for seed, early and mid stage capital requirements with an investment size between £2 million and £10 million.

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
2001 - Current

Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The firms offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides mobile, fixed, and a suite of converged communication services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising managed IoT connectivity, automotive, and insurance services, as well as smart metering and health solutions; cloud and security portfolio comprising public and private cloud services, as well as cloud-based applications and products for securing networks and devices; and international voice, IP transit, and messaging services to support business customers that include small home offices and large multi-national companies. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its market agreements, as well as rents capacity to mobile virtual network operators to provide mobile services. The firm has a strategic partnership with Open Fiber. As of March 31, 2019, it had approximately 650 million mobile customers, 19 million fixed broadband customers, and 14 million TV customers. The company was founded on July 17, 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

Professional
2001 - Current

Vodafone Holding GmbH provides mobile telecommunications services such as voice and data communications. It operates a digital network based on the GSM standard. The company is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Member, Board of Directors
2010 - 2014

Vodacom is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to around 50 million active customers. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue. We’re listed on the JSE Limited and our head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Non-Executive Director
Prior

Vodacom Pty Ltd. engages in the provision of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services. Its services include internet, financial solutions, convenience and security and Vodacom apps. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Midrand, South Africa.

Director
Prior

Indus Towers Ltd. provides shared telecom infrastructure services. The company was founded in November 2007 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

Director
2013 - Prior

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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