There are some changes at the top of Telefónica Europe and its IP phone service Jajah.
Trevor Healy, currently CEO of Jajah, is stepping up to become Chairman of Jajah and will also have a new role as Chief Innovation Officer for Telefónica Europe. Meanwhile Steve Alder, who’s General Manager of UK and Group Devices for Telefónica Europe, will become the new CEO of Jajah. He’ll be in the role from 1st March and will be moving to the San Francisco Area.
Matthew Key, Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Europe, said “The acquisition of Jajah has already enhanced the scope of our communications offering and opened up new capabilities in the voice communication space. We want to enable customer interactions, whether on Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft or Facebook. Broadening communications’ experiences is one of our core objectives. The appointment of a CIO for Telefónica Europe is a critical step in seizing the many opportunities afforded by today’s Digital Revolution and I am delighted that Trevor has accepted this challenge. Trevor is a highly successful entrepreneur possessing a wealth of experience, having played key roles at Jajah, PayPal and VeriSign. He has also started and been a board member of a number of very successful Silicon Valley companies in the mobile space.”
Telefonica bought the Jajah business at the end of 2009.