Vodafone Albania announced leadership changesVodafone Albania announces today that after 4 successful years as CEO, Mr. Achilleas Kanaris has concluded his assignment in the country to take leadership as Vodafone Romania CEO. He will be succeeded by Mrs. Katia Stathaki, as the first lady appointed as CEO of Vodafone Albania.
Mr. Kanaris has been leading the company since January 2018. As CEO of Vodafone Albania, Z.Kanaris has successfully led the company’s transformation from a Mobile only to a fully converged business, through the acquisition of Abcom, and subsequent integration of Albania’s second largest Fixed and Pay TV Operator. Mr.Kanaris ensured Vodafone’s Albania market leadership through Best Network, Technology and Customer Experience. Under his umbrella Vodafone Albania was the first to test the 5G technology in the country, starting the transformation from a telco to a technology company.
Starting July 1st 2021 Mrs. Katia Stathaki will be the new CEO of Vodafone Albania.
Mrs. Stathaki joined Vodafone in 2002 and has had various leadership roles within Vodafone in Consumer and Vodafone Business. In 2016 she was appointed Vodafone Business Director in Greece. Mrs. Stathaki was born in Greece and raised in Germany. She has a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK
Mrs. Stathaki is married and has a son.
Under Mrs.Stathaki’s leadership, Vodafone Albania will continue the investment in fix broadband amounting at over 100 million Euros, will lead Vodafone Albania becoming the first company to introduce 5G to the business and consumers and will lead significant shaping of the SME’s and IoT market, continuing the transformation of Vodafone Albania from a telco to a technology company. In addition, under Mrs. Stathaki’s leadership a new brand, VOIS will be finalized. Under Vodafone Albania’s umbrella, VOIS will hire hundreds of Albanian youth servicing other Vodafone European Markets.