Vodafone’s CEO announces his departure less than a week after making $22 billion deal with ‘cable cowboy’ John Malone

Long-serving Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is to step down in October this year. He will be succeeded by the telecoms firm’s current chief financial officer, Nick Read. The announcement of Colao’s departure comes less than a week after Vodafone announced a $22 billion deal with Liberty Global.

LONDON —Vodafone announced on Tuesday that long-serving CEO Vittorio Colao will step down later this year.

Colao, who has been at the helm of the British-based firm

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