Vodafone Group has announced that Michel Combes, CEO for the Europe region and an executive Director of Vodafone, will be stepping down from the Board and leaving the Group on 31 July 2012 to join Vivendi SA.
A further announcement on succession plans for the role will be made in due course.
Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, commented: "Michel has made an excellent contribution to Vodafone. He has been central to the turnaround in our commercial performance in Europe, and has played a significant role in our success in data and enterprise.
"He has also been a great colleague, contributing strongly to the good working of the executive management team, and providing invaluable support and advice. I wish him all the best in his new role."