Telefonica Names Mark Evans as New CEO for O2 UK

Telefonica Names Mark Evans as New CEO for O2 UK Image Credit: O2

Mark Evans, O2’s Chief Financial Officer has been named as the new CEO of Telefónica UK from 1 August 2016, taking over from Ronan Dunne who is leaving the business and and steping down from the UK Board and Telefónica SA Executive Committee.

Mark Evans joined O2 in January 2012 as CFO and has since achieved sustained financial performance and industry-leading customer retention for the company, despite changing market conditions. His most notable success has been to allow for O2 customers to benefit from industry-leading flexible contracts, which are automatically reduced once the cost of the handset has been settled.

Evans who previously held senior leadership roles across the mobile industry for more than ten years, also oversees the running of the successful giffgaff brand, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telefónica, and is Chairman of Tesco Mobile and Non-Executive Director at Hiscox.

There are talks that the appointment comes after a planned takeover of O2 by rival firm 3 was not given a go ahead by European competition regulators.

Mark Evans, In-coming CEO O2 UK
I am hugely excited by the opportunity to lead O2 through its next chapter. O2 has a track record in redefining itself to keep pace with technology change and customer demand, and has an enormous amount to offer within the evolving telecoms market. 

LJosé María Álvarez-Pallete, Executive Chairman of Telefónica SA
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Evans as CEO of Telefónica UK. Mark’s contribution as CFO has been instrumental in delivering revenue and profit growth over the last four years and I know the business will be in good hands with him as leader. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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