Vodafone Ireland CEO to take reins of UK enterprise division and Cable & Wireless
Jeroen Hoencamp

Vodafone Ireland CEO to take reins of UK enterprise division and Cable & Wireless

30 Nov 20121 Share

After more than two years in the job, the CEO of Vodafone Ireland Jeroen Hoencamp is to step down and has been appointed executive director of Cable & Wireless Worldwide and enterprise director of Vodafone UK.

Vodafone acquired Cable & Wireless Worldwide in April for stg£1.04bn.

Hoencamp became Vodafone Ireland CEO in July 2010, having previously been at Vodafone Netherlands.  

During Hoencamp’s time, the company was the first to launch HSDPA+ Dual Carrier and HD Voice technology; acquired Interfusion Networks and Complete Telecom; and launched One Net and HD voice.

Hoencamp also oversaw Vodafone securing the largest allocation of spectrum in the ComReg 4G multiband spectrum covering the 800MHz, the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. The company paid €160.85m up front and will pay a further €119.7m in instalments up until 2030.

Over the past two years, Vodafone saw a surge in smartphone and data usage, with smartphones now representing 43.4pc of the customer base.

Vodafone Ireland now has a total customer base of 2.44m and employs more than 1,000 people. Hoencamp will leave Vodafone Ireland at the end of 2012 to take up his new position in January 2013. 

Vodafone said Hoencamp’s successor in Ireland will be announced in due course.

Video interview with Jeroen Hoencamp, August 2012:

Vodafone Ireland chief executive Jeroen Hoencamp says Ireland is already serving the connected consumer 

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