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David Duron becomes Head of Portals at Vodafone Internet Services headquarters

18. February 2009

David Duron, the departing marketing director for private customers at Vodafone Czech republic, will start in March on the new position as the Head of Portals at Vodafone Group Internet Services Unit in London. In his new position Duron will be responsible for the strategy and service development of Vodafone Live and other Vodafone portals. At Czech Vodafone Duroň launched among others the breakthrough product of internet in mobile, supported the beginning of mobile advertisement department and was instrumental in launching the revolutionary prepaid card, which offers postpaid benefits to prepaid customers. "David has left a significant mark on Vodafone Czech Republic. Thanks to David and his team, almost half a million of our customers have internet in their mobiles now.

David Duron, the departing marketing director for private customers at Vodafone Czech republic, will start in March on the new position as the Head of Portals at Vodafone Group Internet Services Unit in London. In his new position Duron will be responsible for the strategy and service development of Vodafone Live and other Vodafone portals. At Czech Vodafone Duroň launched among others the breakthrough product of internet in mobile, supported the beginning of mobile advertisement department and was instrumental in launching the revolutionary prepaid card, which offers postpaid benefits to prepaid customers.

"David has left a significant mark on Vodafone Czech Republic. Thanks to David and his team, almost half a million of our customers have internet in their mobiles now. David´s move to Vodafone Group is additional proof that Czech talent can stand out on an international stage. I wish David good luck and look forward to working with him in his new role.” says Muriel Anton, CEO of Vodafone Czech Republic.

Prior to joining Vodafone Czech republic in 2007 Duron was in the position of General Director of the Atlas.cz Internet portal. He has spent a considerable part of his career in the telecommunications sector. David Duron has held top manager positions in GTS Novera, and Telefonica O2 (formerly Český Telecom), where he held the position of Chief Marketing Officer.

During his time at Atlas.cz, the company underwent significant changes, especially in the fields of services and strategy. It is worth noting the portal's new maps, email, catalogued services, and exclusive co-operation with ICQ, thanks to which the number of the service's users have nearly doubled over the last year.