Inaki Berroeta is the new CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia. He is currently CEO in Romania and will succeed Bill Morrow at the end of March.
Morrow is leaving to run NBN Co. after two years in the role.
The company's Romanian operation, which Berroeta has lead since 2010 has over 3500-employees and retured an ebitda of EUR 276 million on revenues of EUR 769 million in 2012-2013.
Under his stewardship the Vodafone successfully bid to renew and acquire a 15 year spectrum license and he also helped established the company as the first mobile carrier to offer LTE services.
According to Morrow, “Inaki is a great fit for the local team and his diverse background places him well to take Vodafone through to the next phase of its 3 year turnaround. His appointment demonstrates Vodafone Group’s and Hutchison Whampoa’s commitment to developing talent globally and to putting the right people in the right places.”
Before his Romania stint, Berroeta was President and CEO of Vodafone Malta from 2007 and previously held operational roles at Vodafone Spain, Global Star and AirTouch in the US, Airtel Moviles in Spain) and Keon in Spain and US.
He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Bilbao Superior School of Telecommunications Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College.