Everything Everywhere cuts another 22 executives


Everything Everywhere CEO Olaf Swantee continues restructure policy axing 22 senior positions including VPs of strategies, networks and propositions

Everything Everywhere (EE) CEO Olaf Swantee has axed a further 22 senior executives as he looks to streamline the operator’s functionality.

Included in the 22 executives that will leave the company by the end of the month are vice president of propositions Lysa Hardy, vice president of strategies Ben Messore and vice president of networks Emin Gurdenli.

An EE spokesperson told Mobile News the departures were part of a Swantee’s discussion with 10 person strong management team which he appointed in September as part of a separate restructure which saw another six vice presidents leave the company.

These included former T-Mobile CEO and EE deputy CEO Richard Moat and EE chief commercial officer Andrew Ralston exit the business.

At that time Swantee asked the new management team to report back to him by the middle of September to see if any other restructures could take place.

According to the EE spokesperson, Swantee has now asked the remaining 103 senior executives and vice presidents at the company to do the same towards the end of November in order to determine if any further changes need to be made.

The spokesperson would not comment on whether there would be a further round of cuts.

An official announcement on the latest restructure said: “Following a senior management review, Everything Everywhere has confirmed a new management structure to support the company as it transitions from integrating two businesses to a new phase focussed on accelerating the delivery of the corporate ambitions.

“The new structure will help the company be more nimble and ensure it is keeping in touch with customers’ needs. As a result of the new structure, regrettably several individuals who have played an important role shaping Everything Everywhere will be leaving the company in the coming weeks.”

As part of the restructure Swantee has promoted current EE vice president of IT Fortis Karonis to chief technology officer.Karonis has been acting chief technology officer since 2010.