Tom Alexander exits Everything Everywhere

The news is just breaking that Tom Alexander, top man at UK operator, Everything Everywhere, is exiting the business.

Here’s the mail he sent internally announcing the news this morning.

This morning, I resigned from my post as chief executive of Everything Everywhere, and I will step down at the end of August.

There is never an easy time to leave a company you love, and the people you
enjoy working with, but I thought now was probably as good a time as there
was ever going to be. A year has passed since our launch, the integration is
complete, and I feel it is now the right moment to hand over the reins to
somebody else and to spend some time rediscovering I have a family and a
life outside the company.

It’s been a fabulous three and half years here – first with Orange and more
latterly with Everything Everywhere. I have been impressed by the brightness, the talent, and the dedication of those that I have worked with, and I’ve made some great new friends.

There are two things I would like to stress: the first is I am deeply proud
of all that we have achieved together – forming the largest mobile telecommunications business in the UK, through the merger of Orange and T-Mobile, ranks up there as one of the best and most challenging accomplishments. And now, after a year of consolidation, and with solid results on which to build, the company is ready to move onto its next, exciting phase of development – another reason why now is the time for me to move on and to hand over to someone else.

The second, is that I would like to thank you all for your tremendous support, commitment and dedication you have shown during my time here. This is a great business, one with a very exciting future – and that’s thanks to you.

So now please let me introduce you to your next chief executive officer, Olaf Swantee.

Olaf is already well known to many of you: he is on the board of Everything
Everywhere, and is currently in charge of European Operations and Sourcing for France Telecom, and I am delighted he has accepted the appointment.

Having worked with Olaf for almost four years, I am certain he will successfully lead the business into its next phase of growth and development. He has vision, determination, and, importantly, an intimate knowledge of Everything Everywhere’s business and what needs to be done to achieve a sustainable and successful future.

Please join me in welcoming him to his new role, which he takes over formally on the 1st September.

I will remain with the company as an adviser until the end of the year, and I am looking forward to supporting Olaf as he transitions to his new responsibilities.

Olaf will shortly be writing to each you with further details on these changes.

Thank you once again for all your support, friendship and hard work. It’s been a privilege and pleasure to have served as your chief executive, and I wish you continued success in your career with Everything Everywhere in the years ahead.

Kind regards,

*Tom*

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