CVC calls in ex-Vodafone chief

UK LBO powerhouse CVC Capital Partners has appointed former Vodafone COO Sir Julian Horn-Smith as senior advisor.

Horn-Smith will be responsible for working with the telecoms, media and technology team.

The recently recruited advisor has spent over 25 years in the telecommunications sector, most recently as deputy chief executive officer and main board member of Vodafone Group. He has held a number of posts with Vodafone, including group chief operating officer and was also in charge of the firm’s international strategy.

He is a member of the Board of Digicel, the Caribbean and Pacific mobile telecom operator and a member of the Advisory Board of Altimo. He is also part of the Board of Lloyds Banking Group and a senior advisor to UBS Investment Bank.

Horn-Smith is the second senior advisor CVC has recruited in the past two months. In January, the firm appointed Larry A. Klane as senior advisor.