Haute 100 SF Update: Vodafone Hires Google Exec Omid Kordestani

Omid Kordestani. Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org
Omid Kordestani. Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org

Vodafone, the British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London, has appointed Google’s 11th employee, Omid Kordestani, as a non-executive director.

Kordestani has held positions in mobile orientated companies before but in ten years, he led Google’s business operations from its inception to a business generating over $20 billion in revenues with over 12,000 employees. He was Google’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations until April 16, 2009.

Omid has recently ‘transitioned’ from his operational role at Google to become a senior advisor to the office of CEO/Founders at Google.

He joins Vodafone at a time when the industry is in need of advice over how to cope with the challenges of working with and often competing against companies such as Google.

[Source: gomonews.com; thetimes.co.uk]


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