By Max Clarke

A successor to Tom Alexander, former CEO of Orange and T-Mobile’s parent company, Everything Everywhere, has today been announced.

Olaf Swantee will step in when Alexander formally resigns on August 31st of this year.

Alexander, who was the first CEO of EE after its creation following the merger of Orange and T-Mobile UK, stepped down from the prestigious telecoms post citing ‘personal reasons’ and ‘to pursue other interests’.

“It’s been my privilege to serve Everything Everywhere these past twelve months, and Orange before that,” said Alexander. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished: we conducted a rapid integration of the new company, completing a companywide restructuring, and maintained good commercial momentum throughout, delivering record retention levels and growth on our contract customer base across both brands.”

Olaf Swantee, an economics graduate with an MBA from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris — …cole des Affaires de Paris (ESCP-EAP), is currently France Telecom’s Executive Vice President, Operations in Europe (except France) and Sourcing. Prior to telecommunications, Olaf had 17 years experience in the IT industry, holding senior leadership, sales and marketing positions with HP, Compaq and DEC in Europe and the United States.

“I’d like to pay tribute to Tom’s leadership, and I am looking forward to building on the successes that Everything Everywhere has already accomplished, and to taking on the challenge of moving the company even further ahead in the coming months and years,” said Swantee.


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