Verizon Announces Appointment of Sowmyanarayan Sampath

Sowmyanarayan Sampath has been appointed Executive Vice President and CEO of Verizon Business, effective July 1, 2022. He will replace Tami Erwin, who will play the role of strategic advisor to the CEO until the end of 2022. Sampath will report directly to Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon.

Sampath brings to his new role at Verizon more than two decades of experience delivering digital transformation and critical network infrastructure on behalf of enterprise customers, as well as in -depth knowledge of the products and their role in driving business growth and global security said Hans Vestberg. ” I am proud of the driving and continued growth of the Verizon Business team as part of our customer -focused innovation model. Sampath’s extensive experience at Verizon will allow for a smooth transition and a continuation of momentum for the company. »

Sampath joined Verizon in 2014 and currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon Business. He has been a key driver of organizations ’business success, the culture of shared success and its relentless attention to customer needs.

Over the years, Sampath has held several strategic roles at Verizon. He joined the company as SVP of Business Transformation, changed Verizon’s operating model and created two of the company’s largest core initiatives – Network Transformation and OneFiber. As Chief Product Officer for Consumer and Enterprise businesses, he led joint initiatives in networking, IoT, next generation video, and 5G product portfolio development. Sampath then served as Chief Financial Officer at Verizon Media Group, focusing on strategy and innovation, before becoming President of Global Enterprise, where he led the commercial launch of Verizon’s 5G networks and MEC solutions (multi-access edge computing).

I came to this role with a very diverse background, an open mind to lifelong learning, and a mission to lead with care and integrity during the critical moment of radical digitalization for our clients. . said Sampath. ” The Verizon Business team is truly the best in the industry, and I am committed to continuing to build on the momentum and success we have put together so far. Now is the time to fundamentally change the industry and stay focused on results for our customers and how Verizon will meet their needs. »

Sampath succeeds Tami Erwin, who has served as CEO of Verizon Business since 2019. During his tenure, Erwin has successfully positioned Verizon Business as the partner of choice in customer digital transformation interactions. Prior to his current role, he played a key role in the evolution and growth of Verizon’s wired and wireless business segments. He was previously COO of Verizon Wireless, and headed Verizon Fios, the largest residential and commercial fiber optic network in the United States. Earlier in his career, he served as chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless and led the company’s U.S. West region, which took it from fourth to first place.

  1. Vestberg added: In her 35 years at Verizon and its predecessors, Tami has been a pioneer who has led critical initiatives in everything from wireless to wireline to enterprise. He has always used a customer -focused approach, and has achieved exceptional results in this area. The breadth of his career, the impact of his leadership and the legacy he left is an inspiration to us all. »

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was founded on June 30, 2000, it is one of the world’s leading providers of communication technology and services. Headquartered in New York City and operating worldwide, Verizon will generate $ 133.6 billion in revenue in 2021. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions to award-winning networks. and its platform, which meets customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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