Everything Everywhere, a joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile, has appointed Olaf Swantee as chief executive officer to replace Tom Alexander, who has resigned for “personal reasons and to pursue other interests.”
Alexander will step down from his post as CEO on August 31 but will act as an advisor to the company, and support Swantee in the transition, until the end of the year, the company said in a statement.
Alexander joined Orange in 2008 as CEO of the UK business, and took the position of CEO of Everything Everywhere at its formation following the merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK.
Swantee is currently France Telecom’s executive vice president of operations in Europe (except France) and sourcing. He has been on the board of Everything Everywhere since its inception.
Prior to telecommunications, Swantee had 17 years experience in the IT industry, with senior positions at HP, Compaq and DEC in Europe and the United States.