Tim Harrabin

Tim spent eight years in telecoms consulting at PA Technology and Analysys prior to making a successful transition into industry, where he was appointed Marketing Director for Talkland, and then Strategy and Commercial Director for Vodafone UK. In these roles, he gained ten years' commercial operating experience in businesses undergoing major structural change in a highly dynamic environment, and was recognised for masterminding Vodafone Group's data strategy and UK 3G auction.

After helping to deliver the bold acquisitions of Airtouch and Mannesmann, which transformed Vodafone into a global market leader in 2000, Tim shifted his focus internationally – first to Europe and then to emerging markets, where he shaped the the strategic agenda for Vodafone Group's successful M&A-led diversification into India and Africa and drove its implementation. He was responsible for building Safaricom in Kenya from start-up to an internationally admired operator with the world's leading mobile money transfer service (M-PESA), and for transforming the state-owned Ghana Telecom into Vodafone's fastest-growing business.

With his unique mix of strategic, commercial and business development experience, he has led many complex, pioneering transformations at the forefront of the industry, in areas such as mobile Internet, mobile payments and low-cost handsets, as well as building an impressive track record in prospecting, acquiring and integrating multi-billion-dollar companies. As a non-executive director in many of Vodafone's European and emerging market businesses, he gained extensive experience of managing equity joint ventures in high-growth economies, including listed companies.

He returned to Analysys Mason in 2013 as Senior Advisor, supporting the partners in building their global business with telecoms operators.