Vodafone Fiji Appoints Ronald Prasad as Acting Chief Executive Officer
Vodafone Fiji has today announced the appointment of Ronald Prasad as its Acting Chief Executive Officer.
He has previously held Chief Commercial and Operating Officer positions in the company and brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked in both the Public and Private sectors.
Ronald has over 14 years’ experience in the telecommunications and ICT industry and has been instrumental in the transformation journey to position Vodafone as a trusted and respected ICT solutions provider.
Prior to joining Vodafone in 2007, Ronald has worked for the Judiciary, Legal Aid Commission and Exxon Mobil.
He has held a number of other senior executive positions with expertise in areas of Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing, Business
Development, Transformation and Operations.
Making the announcement, Board Chairman, Ajith Kodagoda said, “I am delighted to have someone of Ronald’s caliber to lead Vodafone Fiji. He is an experienced telco professional with a strong business and customer focus.
We believe Ronald has the right set of skills and expertise and has the full support of the Board to take Vodafone Fiji to new heights.
Ronald holds various qualifications that include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Systems, Management & Public Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Financial & Project Management, Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Executive Education in Strategy and Organization from Stanford University’s, Graduate School of Business.
Ronald said “I am humbled and thankful for the opportunity to lead such an amazing team and grateful for the Board’s trust and confidence.
My journey with Vodafone Fiji has been a rewarding one and I attribute my success to the support, guidance and coaching I have received over the years. I look forward to exploring the endless opportunities and challenges
presented by this dynamic industry”.
Mr. Kodagoda congratulated Ronald on his new appointment and commended his high standards, ethics and contributions as a valued member of Vodafone Fiji. With the expansion of the ATH Group footprint in the greater Pacific region and with six markets under the management of Vodafone Fiji, a lot more focus is required to drive key strategic initiatives to achieve greater collaboration and synergy amongst the Group companies.
As such, Mr. Pradeep Lal, the Regional Chief Executive
Officer of Vodafone Fiji will now move onto pursuing this responsibility on a full-time basis.
Pradeep was appointed as Regional CEO late 2017 and has been undertaking his regional responsibilities along with providing executive leadership to the Vodafone Fiji business as well. He now hands over the baton to Ronald Prasad to manage the Vodafone Fiji
operations as Acting CEO.
“Pradeep has been instrumental in achieving significant milestones for the Group and we look forward to Pradeep’s leadership in undertaking initiatives adding value to both our shareholders and our customers” said
The appointment came into effective from the 1st of August, 2020.