SOURCE: Vodafone Americas Foundation

Vodafone Americas Foundation

November 13, 2014 15:46 ET

Chuck Pol Joins the Vodafone Americas Foundation Board of Directors

President of Vodafone Global Enterprise Americas to Lead Regional Philanthropic Arm

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2014) - The Vodafone Americas Foundation, which fosters innovation in wireless and mobile technology and supports Mobile for Good projects, has today announced the appointment of Chuck Pol as Chairman and President of the Board of Directors.

Pol is Vodafone Global Enterprise's (VGE) President of the Americas region and Director of the Global Transformation Team. Prior to joining VGE Americas in 2010, Pol held several senior executive positions at BT in the US and UK, spanning over 20 years. He served as Director of Mobile Markets at BT Wholesale Services and Solutions, where he directed the sales and marketing and service operations for key mobile markets. Pol has served as a Non-Executive Director of Project Renewal, a charity which devotes time, resource and finances to the homeless of New York City.

Chuck Pol said, "It is an honor to support the impactful work that the Vodafone Americas Foundation has been leading, and I look forward to future initiatives. It is the seventh year of the Vodafone Americas Foundation's Wireless Innovation Project in which we are looking for wireless innovations that will have a life-changing impact on people around the world." 

Vodafone Americas Foundation Director June Sugiyama said: "With Chuck's experience in leading the Americas region, and his strategic guidance on enhancing the Vodafone Americas Foundation's programs, I am certain the Wireless Innovation Project will only get better."

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About the Vodafone Americas Foundation

The Vodafone Americas Foundation is part of Vodafone's global network of 28 foundations. It is affiliated with Vodafone Group. Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries. As of 30 September 2014, Vodafone had 438 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit:

In the US, the Vodafone Americas Foundation directs its philanthropic activities towards supporting mobile for good and wireless technology projects that improve people's lives in the US and throughout the Americas, support the international development sector and spark innovation.

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Contact Information

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    June Sugiyama
    Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation
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