The Vodafone Group has appointed Vinod Kumar as chief executive officer (CEO) of Vodafone Business. He will take charge from September 2, 2019, and at the same time become a part of the executive committee. He will report to Vodafone Group chief executive Nick Read. Kumar has succeeded Vivek Badrinath, Vodafone Group CEO, Rest of World, who has been acting as interim CEO of Vodafone Business since March 2019. Kumar joins Vodafone from Tata Communications. He has been associated with the company since 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2011. In the past, he has worked with Asia Netcom, WorldCom, Global One and Sprint International.