Paolo Bertoluzzo has been appointed to the board of Vodacom Group with effect from 15 January 2010.
He replaces James Maclaurin who will be stepping down.
Bertoluzzo is the CEO of Vodafone Italy, a post he has held since April 2008, having joined Vodafone Italy in September 1999.
He is also the vice-chairman of Assotelecomunicazioni, the Italian Association of Companies operating in TLC, linked to Confindustria.
Bertoluzzo graduated in management engineering in 1990 from the Polytechnic of Milan and has an MBA from INSEAD in France.