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Vodafone Names Former T-Mobile USA Head Humm as Regional CEO

European carrier Vodafone said on Thursday that it has hired Philipp Humm to serve as head of its northern and central European operations.

The move comes a day after Humm stepped down as head of T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 American carrier. In the new role, Humm will be responsible for Vodafone’s business in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Turkey, Ireland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania.

The company also named Paolo Bertoluzzo, the head of its Italian subsidiary, as CEO of a new southern Europe unit.

Vodafone is the co-owner, along with Verizon Communications, of Verizon Wireless.


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