Ex-Vodafone execs join Viacloud


Tim Stone will join as chief commercial officer and Richard Schafer as chief financial officer to drive growth of Viacloud’s UK MVNA Atmovia 

Former Vodafone director Tim Stone has joined telecommunications group Viacloud.

Stone will take the role of chief commercial officer to drive the growth of Viacloud’s UK business, which includes the MVNA Atmovia, which launched last summer on EE’s network.

Richard Schafer, who has held senior executive roles at Vodafone UK and 3UK, will also join Viacloud as chief financial officer.

New chief executive officer Emanuele Angelidis is the former CEO of Italy’s Fastweb, Greece’s ON Telecoms and the UK’s Bulldog Communications.

Stone said: “Mobile brands are proliferating and mobile use continues to evolve with new devices, 4G, and M2M. I am excited about capitalizing on these trends and helping the right partners to be successful using Viacloud’s unparalleled capabilities.”

EE’s director of MVNO and national M2M at EE Jason Bellman said: “We look forward to working closely with the team, and continuing to provide our MVNO partners with the outstanding service they have come to expect from the UK’s leading network for MVNOs, and the only 4G mobile network in Britain.”