Romeo Kumalo, Vodacom’s chief operating officer: International Business, is leaving the mobile phone operator .
Richard Boorman, Vodacom spokesperson confirmed the departure and CEO also sent out an internal memo to staff on Wednesday.
“It is with regret that I announce that Romeo Kumalo, Chief Operating Officer: International Business, will be leaving the company at the end of May to join his family business,” said Shameel Joosub, Vodacom CEO.
Joosub praised Kumalo. “I would like to thank Romeo for his contributions to Vodacom and wish him all the best for the future.”
Joosub added that the mobile phone operator will announce Romeo’s successor in due course.
Romeo joined Vodacom in August 2004 as Group Executive, Strategic Business Development. He then went on to become Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania and was appointed Executive Director: Commercial for Vodacom South Africa in April 2007. After being appointed to the Vodacom Group Executive Committee in November 2010 he became Chief Operating Officer: International Business in June 2012.