Jeffrey Hedberg è il nuovo chief executive officer di Wind Tre. Lo annunciano i coproprietari Ck Hutchison Holdings e Veon in una nota. Hedberg succede a Maximo Ibarra, al vertice della nuova società unica da inizio anno, dopo esser stato alla guida di Wind.
Dopo il successo pieno della prima fase del processo di integrazione e un solido primo trimestre di Wind Tre, Hedberg è stato nominato alla guida della società, viene spiegato, per realizzare la prossima fase d’integrazione e condurre un nuovo periodo di crescita e sviluppo volto a costruire il player convergente più innovativo sul mercato italiano, con il migliore e più ampio network nel 4G/LTE, oltre a creare un pioniere nel campo digitale.
Jeffrey Hedberg, cittadino americano, ha ricoperto ruoli di vertice nelle telecomunicazioni per oltre 25 anni. Più recentemente è stato presidente e ceo di Mobilink in Pakistan (2014-2017), dove ha trasformato profondamente il business e gestito nel 2015 la fusione e il progetto di integrazione con Warid.
Ha cominciato la carriera a Swisscom (1994-98) fino a diventare vice presidente e membro del consiglio esecutivo di Swisscom International. In seguito è passato a Deutsche Telekom inizialmente in Germania dove è stato vice presidente esecutivo e membro del consiglio esecutivo (1999-2002) e poi negli Usa (2002-2004). Nel corso degli anni è stato anche ceo di Telkom South Africa (2010-2011), senior advisor di Boston Consulting (2013-14) e advisor indipendente nel campo del private equity in Africa.
“Jeffrey Hedberg è un chief executive officer con vasta esperienza globale e di successo nella guida di società di telecomunicazione mobile negli Stati Uniti, Africa e Asia – afferma Canning Fok, Presidente della JV. Siamo lieti di dargli il benvenuto a Wind Tre come ceo. Siamo estremamente grati a Maximo Ibarra per il suo significativo contributo e performance alla guida di Wind Tre durante la fusione e la prima fase del processo di integrazione. Gli auguriamo il massimo successo in futuro”.
Il comunicato ufficiale
23 Jun 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.”
La scheda di Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO di Wind Tre
Jeffrey Hedberg is a highly experienced telecom executive having held senior management roles at leading global telecom companies for over 25 years.
Jeffrey started his telecom career at Swisscom where he worked for over four years (1994 – 1998) including as Executive Vice President of Swisscom International and Management Board Member. After leaving Swisscom, Jeffrey joined Deutsche Telecom in Germany where he was Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Management (1999-2002). Jeffrey was subsequently appointed CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Telecom USA (2002-2004) where he managed a $2 billion budget and led the implementation of public policy initiatives with the FCC, DOJ, SEC and German Embassy amongst others, particularly around the acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Most recently, Jeffrey has been Group Chief People Officer at VEON and President & CEO of Mobilink in Pakistan (2014-2016) where he was responsible for transforming the business, and leading the merger and planning the integration with Warid in 2015. Jeffrey has also held the role of CEO at Telekom in South Africa (2010-2011) where he developed and executed a full network transformation strategy and led the sale / liquidation of the Multi-links CDMA business in Nigeria.
Jeffrey has also held numerous senior roles outside of the telecom sector including as a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group (2013-2014) and an independent private equity advisor (2012-2014), focused on advising on growth opportunities in Africa. He was cited by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 25 Global Executives Under 40 (2001).
Jeffrey is an American citizen and holds a Master of International Management degree from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University.