Vodafone Exec to Join Vodafone Board of Directors

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Vodafone Group has announced the appointment of Omid Kordestani as a Non Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2013.

Omid Kordestani joined Google in 1999 as the company's 11th employee. After holding a number of senior executive positions at Google, Omid transitioned from his operational role and is now a Senior Advisor to the Office of CEO/Founders at Google.

Omid Kordestani is currently also pursuing his passion in technology, science, medicine and education through investments and advisory positions.

His career spans product management, sales, business development and general management roles. From 1995-99, Omid Kordestani was at Netscape. Omid Kordestani started his career in Silicon Valley as a Product Marketing Manager at HP, followed by senior roles at consumer electronic innovators GO Corporation (smartphone operating system) and 3DO (gaming platform).

Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: "Omid has an outstanding track record as a commercial leader and innovator in the technology sector and I am delighted to welcome him to the Vodafone Board."

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