Everything Everywhere says CEO Tom Alexander is resigning “for personal reasons and to pursue other interests”. He’ll step down on 31st August 2011 and will be replaced by non-executive director Olaf Swantee, who’s currently France Telecom’s Executive Vice President of Operations in Europe. Mr Alexander will continue to advise the company until the end of the year.
Tom Alexander joined Orange UK as CEO in 2008, becoming CEO of Everything Everywhere when the company was formed on 1st July 2010.
In a statement, Mr Alexander said “It’s been my privilege to serve Everything Everywhere these past twelve months, and Orange before that. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished: we conducted a rapid integration of the new company, completing a companywide restructuring, and maintained good commercial momentum throughout, delivering record retention levels and growth on our contract customer base across both brands. There is never an easy time to leave a company that you care deeply for but, for personal reasons, I feel now is a good moment to step back. I am delighted to welcome Olaf into his new role. Olaf will be an excellent CEO and leader for Everything Everywhere moving forward. I’d like to thank my team and all the staff at Everything Everywhere for their great work and support, and to wish them all continuing success in the future.”
Everything Everywhere, which runs the T-Mobile UK and Orange UK brands, is owned jointly by Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.