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Vodafone Confirms Start Date Of Chief Financial Officer

24 October 2011: Today Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar" or "The Company") confirms the start date of its newly appointed Chief Financial Officer.

In July this year, Vodafone Qatar announced that Steve Walters had been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone Qatar, reporting to Richard Daly, Chief Executive Officer.   Today the Company confirmed that Steve Walters will officially start his new role in Qatar on Sunday 7 November 2011.  Steve is an experienced finance executive, and previously held the role of interim Head of Finance for Vodafone Essar Ltd.  Steve first joined Vodafone in 2000 and has extensive experience in Vodafone Group, European Region, and since 2008 in India in core areas of finance including M&A.

John Tombleson, Vodafone Qatar's former Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving Vodafone Qatar to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer on 7 November 2011 at Vodafone's affiliate in Kenya, Safaricom.  John has been an integral part of the Vodafone team in Qatar since the Company's inception in 2008.

"The Board of Vodafone Qatar is extremely grateful to John for all his hard work and dedication to the Company and we wish him every success in his new role in Kenya.  We welcome Steve Walters to the Company who brings with him a wealth of experience", said H.E Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Vodafone Qatar.





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