Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that Renee J. James has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2011.
She is senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group for Intel Corporation with responsibility for delivering software products and support across Intel's entire product line by building and distributing software and services products and partnering with independent software partners in the industry. In addition, she is responsible for the Intel worldwide developer programs as well as R&D of next generation software. Her organization operates in more than 20 countries.
She also serves as an independent director on the VMware Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of its Audit Committee. Previously, she was vice president of Developer Programs for Intel, in which capacity she was responsible for overseeing Intel's relationship and development efforts with partners such as Microsoft. Prior to that, she was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel's datacentre business.
Renee James joined Intel in 1988 with the acquisition of Bell Technologies. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon.
Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone, commented "I am delighted to welcome Renee James to the Vodafone Board. Her industry knowledge and expertise will make a great contribution to our company and I look forward to working with her".
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