Globetouch appoints ex-Vodafone CEO Sarin as chair

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James Pearce
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Arun Sarin led Vodafone from 2003 until his retirement in 2008, but will now become chair of Globetouch's board

Connectivity services provider Globetouch has named former Vodafone global CEO Arun Sarin as its new chair of the board.

Sarin served as global CEO at Vodafone from 2003 until 2008, driving the operator’s growth into emerging markets in Asia and Africa.

Prior to his stint at Vodafone, Sarin spend seven years at AirTouch where he served as president, chief operating officer and international CEO.

Since retiring from Vodafone in 2008, he has taken up positions on the boards of a number of telecoms and IT firms including Cisco, Accenture, and Blackhawk Network Holdings.

Sarin said: “Globetouch is a leader in arguably the most exciting area of mobile communications today. By building a unique global virtual ecosystem of network operators to support the connected car and IoT verticals, Globetouch is right at the centre of the key opportunities in connectivity. 

“This is a market that offers unlimited growth, and I am keen to join the bold team at Globetouch and be part of the next wave of success.”

“The mobile market is a dynamic and competitive arena, and to have a Chair with such a high profile and depth of experience to lead our Board is both an honour and a hugely valuable asset,” said Globetouch CEO and board member, Riccardo Di Blasio. 

“We look forward to working with him to advance Globetouch’s business worldwide.”