Tom Alexander, the chief executive officer of the UK’s biggest mobile phone venture Everything Everywhere has resigned from his position, the company announced.
The news of Mr. Alexander stepping down has come barely a year after Orange and T-Mobile, two of the dominant forces in the UK telecom industry decided to join forces to form the biggest mobile phone company in the country. Everything Everywhere currently offers its services to near about 28 million Britons.
Alexander’s decision to call it a day, which, he claims is only due to “personal reasons”, surprised quite a few in the industry - and rightly so.
"It's been my privilege to serve Everything Everywhere these past 12 months, and Orange before that. I'm proud of what we've accomplished: we conducted a rapid integration of the new company, completing a company-wide restructuring,” Alexander said on Monday, The Guardian reports.
“There is never an easy time to leave a company that you care deeply for but, for personal reasons, I feel now is a good moment to step back," he added.
Meanwhile, the company has announced today that Olaf Swantee is going to replace Alexander as its new CEO.