Vodafone Ireland Appoints Amanda Nelson as new CEO 

1st September 2022

Posted In: FYI

Vodafone Ireland has announced the appointment of Amanda Nelson as Chief Executive Officer, effective 15th September, 2022.

Amanda has been with the wider Vodafone business for almost 25 years in various roles beginning in Asia in 1998 with Vodafone Japan, before moving to Europe to lead operations in the Netherlands, Malta and currently Hungary, where she has been CEO and Chair since 2018.

Commenting on her new appointment, Amanda said; “I am delighted to be joining Vodafone Ireland at an exciting and pivotal time for the company as we continue to expand our connectivity and digital services portfolio during a period of profound transformation for business and society.”

Amanda has driven digital innovation throughout her career through IT integration and transformation initiatives across the business. She has led digital change in Hungary, especially in the education and healthcare sector throughout the pandemic, enabling customers to adapt and thrive in response to their changing circumstances and needs.

“As one of Ireland’s single biggest investors in new technology in the telecoms industry, I look forward to building on the growth trajectory at Vodafone and to further establish its position as a leader in digital innovation,” she said.

Vodafone’s current CEO is heading to Meta, having announced her departure earlier this year. Amanda hopes to:

“build on the legacy that Anne O’Leary has left at Vodafone with her accomplishments in terms of sustainability, supporting businesses, social partnerships and leading employee-centric policies”, she said.

A passionate advocate of Vodafone’s Diversity & Inclusion programmes and strong supporter of the various talent initiatives across Vodafone’s EU markets,  Amanda has four teenage children with her husband Mark.