Power 50 2020: 10-2 revealed

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After months of research and nominations we are delighted to confirm the next nine members of the 2020 Power 50

As part of the Mobile Industry Awards 2020 digital winners week, we are counting down the 50 most important and influential figures in the UK mobile industry during the past year. 

Every single person in this list has imbued their organisation with their values and serve as an inspiration to the rest of the mobile trade. Their influence is such that it goes beyond their existing roles. 

We will be revealing ten nominees every day this week, was we count down to the reveal of our 2020 Person of the Year award on Friday September 25.

Congratulations to:

2.       Marc Allera, CEO, BT Consumer

3.       Mark Evans, CEO, O2

4.       Conor Pierce, Corporate VP Mobile & IT, Samsung UK & Ireland

5.       Alex Baldock, CEO, Dixons Carphone

6.       Max Taylor, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK

7.       Ettienne Brandt, MD Consumer / CFO, BT Consumer

8.       Oliver Dowden, Digital Minister, UK Government

9.       Howard Watson, CTIO, BT Group

10.     Scott Petty, CTO, Vodafone UK

11.   Brendan O'Reilly, CTO, O2

12.   Nina Bibby, CMO, O2

13.   Ashley Schofield, CEO, GiffGaff

14.   Derek McManus, COO, O2

15.   Gerry McQuade , CEO, BT Enterprise

16.   Robert Finnegan, CEO, Three UK & Three Ireland

17.   Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices, Products & Partnerships – Consumer, EE

18.   Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director, Vodafone UK

19.   Amanda Lambert, People and Customer Director, Three

20.   James Kitto, VP Sales, Samsung UK & Ireland

21.   Anson Zhang, Managing Director, Huawei UK Consumer Business Group

22.   Jon Shaw, Head of UK Consumer Sales Operations, Vodafone UK

23.   Gareth Turpin, Sales Director, O2

24.   Tom Denyard, CEO, Tesco Mobile

25.   Jeff Dodds, COO, Virgin Media

26.   Mark Allsop, COO, Dixons Carphone

27.   William Paterson, UK & Ireland country director, TCL

28.   Pierre Coppin, Director Marketing Mobile, Sky Mobile

29.   Simon Woodman, UK Mobile Director, Exertis

30.   Anurag Khilnani, Category Leader/GM, Wireless/Mobile, Amazon UK

31.   Susan Buttsworth, COO, Three UK

32.   Ed Connolly, CCO, Dixons Carphone

33.   Dame Melanie Dawes, CEO, Ofcom

34.   James Reed, Managing Director - Endpoint Solutions, Tech Data

35.   Payton Dobbs, General Manager, UK Devices & Services, Google

36.   Maria Fernandez, SMB Sales Director, O2

37.   Kate Beaumont, Director Innovation, Technology & Services, Samsung UK & Ireland

38.   Graham Long, Director UK & Ireland, Huawei Consumer Business Group

39.   Greg Mesch, CEO, CityFibre

40.   David Lawson, Managing Director, AO Retail

41.   Christian McBride, Founder, Genuine Solutions Group

42.   Steve Oliver, CEO, musicMagpie

43.   Richard Baxendale, Chief Business Development Officer, Brightstar

44.   Terry O'Brien, Wholesale CEO, Digital Wholesale Solutions

45.   Ben Dowd, CEO, Onecom

46.   Miles Norman, General Manager UK & Ireland, Lenovo

47.   Dave McGinn, CEO, Daisy Communications

48.   Jason Smith, Head of Mobile Business unit, UK and Ireland, Sony Europe

49.   Peter Carnall, Managing Director, Eurostar Global Distribution

50.   Martin Flick, CEO, Olive

  • To find out more about these high calibre executives, and the rest of the Power 50 list, click here 

The 2020 Power 50 is the definitive list of the most influential figures in the UK mobile industry during the past year. The list has been compiled after in-depth interviews with key senior figures across the industry, from operators and retailers, to manufacturers and distributors.

Previous winners of the Power 50 Person of the Year: 

  • 2019: Marc Allera, CEO, EE and BT Consumer
  • 2018: Marc Allera, CEO, EE and BT Consumer
  • 2017: David Dyson, CEO Three UK
  • 2016: Sebastian James, Group CEO, Dixons Carphone
  • 2015: Sebastian James, Group CEO, Dixons Carphone
  • 2014: Andrew Harrison, CEO, Carphone Warehouse
  • 2013: Olaf Swantee, CEO, EE
  • 2012: Simon Stanford, VP of UK & Ireland telecommunications and networks division, Samsung UK
  • 2011: Guy Laurence, CEO, Vodafone UK
  • 2010: Tom Alexander, CEO, Everything Everywhere
  • 2009: Andrew Harrison, CEO, Carphone Warehouse
  • 2008: Kevin Russell, CEO, Three UK

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SAVE THE DATE! Running for more than a decade, the Mobile Industry Awards represent the gold standard of excellence in the industry. From the boardroom to the grassroots, the entrants represent the best and brightest the UK and European mobile industry has to offer. For its 19th year we're celebrating the best Manufacturers, Retailers, Networks, Distributors and Dealers on June 24 2021.

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