Nicholas J. Read

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc

Nicholas J. Read

Nicholas J. Read

Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc

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Miller Freeman Worldwide Ltd.
Vodafone Ventures Ltd.
Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer, Europe Cluster at Vodafone Group Plc

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Interim Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Business at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone UK at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Germany at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Spain at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Commercial Operations & Strategy Officer at Vodafone Group Plc

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Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Italy at Vodafone Group Plc

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Senior Advisor at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Maxis Bhd.

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Group Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Group Plc

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Nicholas J. Read
Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Vodafone Group Plc

The University of Manchester (UoM) is a large research university situated in the city of Manchester, England. Manchester University - as it is commonly known - is a public university formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the Victoria University of Manchester (est. 1851). Manchester is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. The University of Manchester is regarded as a "red brick university", and was a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. It formed a constituent part of the federal Victoria University between 1880, when it received its royal charter, and 1903-1904, when it was dissolved. The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom.[5] The University of Manchester had an income of £827 million in 2012–13, of which £200 million was from research grants and contracts.[6] In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise,[7] Manchester came third in terms of research power and eighth for grade point average quality when including specialist institutions.[8] More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than to any other university in the country, with more than 60,000 applications for undergraduate courses.[9] According to the 2012 Highfliers Report, Manchester is the most targeted university by the Top 100 Graduate Employers.[10][11] In the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 40th in the world and 5th in the UK.[12] It is ranked 58th in the world and 12th in Europe in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[13] The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory. The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel Laureates among its past and present students and staff, the third-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.

Career History
Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
2001 - Current

Vodafone Group Plc engages in the provision of telecommunications services. It focuses on small and medium sized enterprises; large and multinational corporates; and carrier services. The firm also intends to invest in the growth areas of communications, cloud and hosting, internet of things, security, and fixed connectivity. It operates through the following geographical segments: Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Other Europe. The company was founded on July 17, 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Prior

Vodafone UK Ltd. provides mobile telecommunications services. Its services include information on services, pricing, roaming, and coverage. Its subscribers include corporate and individual consumers. Vodafone has launched 3G service in the 2004 and is responsible for wireless operations of Vodafone Group in UK. The company is headquartered in Newbury, UK.

2001 - Current

Vodafone Holding GmbH provides mobile telecommunications services such as voice and data communications. It operates a digital network based on the GSM standard. The company is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2018 - Current

Booking Holdings, Inc. is an online travel company, which provides travel and related services. It offers accommodation reservations including hotels, hostels, apartments, vacation rentals and other properties. The company provides services through,,, KAYAK, and OpenTable brands. It also allows consumers to easily compare airline ticket, hotel reservation and rental car reservation information from hundreds of travel websites at once through KAYAK. The company was founded by Jay Scott Walker on July 18, 1997 and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.


Vodafone Towers Ltd. is a private company headquartered in Mumbai, India, that engages in renting of telecommunication infrastructure equipment.

Non-Executive Member, Board of Directors
2010 - 2014

Vodacom is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to around 50 million active customers. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue. We’re listed on the JSE Limited and our head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2013 - Prior

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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