Member of the International Advisory Council
CEO of Vodafone Group Plc
Vittorio Colao joined the Board in October 2006 as Chief Executive, Europe and Deputy Group Chief Executive of Vodafone Group Plc. He succeeded Arun Sarin as Chief Executive on 29 July 2008.
Between 2004 and 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer of RCS Media Group in Milan, a leading media company publishing newspapers, magazines and books in Italy, Spain and France.
Prior to that, Mr Colao held the post of Regional CEO, South Europe, Middle East and Africa, of Vodafone Group Plc, and he was an Executive Director on the main Board. Before the Vodafone acquisition, he was COO and CEO of Omnitel Pronto Italia, now Vodafone Italy.
Mr Colao spent the early part of his career at McKinsey & Co, where he was a Partner in the Milan office, working on media, telecommunications and industrial goods.
Vittorio Colao holds a degree in Business from Università Bocconi and an MBA with Honors from Harvard Business School.