CK Hutchison and VEON announce new Wind Tre CEO

Via VimpelCom

Jun 23, 2017

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. and VEON Ltd., joint owners of Wind Tre, today announce the appointment of Jeffrey Hedberg as Chief Executive Officer of Wind Tre.

The 50/50 joint venture, Italy’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, has been operating as a single company since the beginning of January 2017, under the leadership of Maximo Ibarra.

With the first phase of the integration plan now successfully implemented and following a strong first quarter as Wind Tre, Jeffrey Hedberg has been appointed to lead the company through the next phase of its integration and to drive its ambition to build the most innovative converged player in the Italian market, with the country’s largest and best 4G/LTE network, and a pioneer in digital engagement.

Canning Fok, Chairman of the joint venture, said: “Jeffrey Hedberg is a highly experienced Chief Executive Officer, with extensive, global experience leading successful mobile telecommunications companies in the United States, Africa and Asia and successfully completing merger integrations. We are delighted he will be joining Wind Tre as CEO.”

“We are extremely grateful to Maximo Ibarra for his significant contribution and performance, leading Wind Tre and in steering the company through the merger and first stages of integration. We wish him every success in the future.”

Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO of Wind Tre, said: “I am honoured and truly proud to be appointed to lead the team at Wind Tre. Its technology, market position and especially its people make it one of Europe's most dynamic businesses, offering what I believe is an unrivalled customer proposition in a rapidly evolving industry. I look forward to working with the team and in partnership with all stakeholders, to lead the business in this exciting and extremely innovative market.”

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