Wind Mobile today announced changes to its leadership team.
Pietro Cordova, a veteran of Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA, is the company's new Chief Operating Officer. Cordova succeeds Gianluca Corti, who will assume responsibility for the consumer business unit of Wind Telecomunicazioni. The strategic transition "will ensure that both companies are well-positioned for success within the VimpelCom family."
Cordova brings a great deal of experience to the role of COO, as well as a keen understanding of the Canadian market, and will help ensure continued momentum in the Canadian marketplace. Before joining WIND in 2005, Cordova held senior leadership roles with the Atlantia Group and Telecom Italia. Cordova also understands the nuances of the Canadian market, having lived in Toronto from 1991 until 1998 while working in major financial institutions.
"This is a great day for Wind Mobile, VimpelCom, and for Pietro and Gianluca. Pietro brings a wealth of experience, accomplishments and enthusiasm to the role of Chief Operating Officer, and we couldn't be happier that he is here to help fulfill our goal of becoming Canada's fourth national wireless carrier," said Tony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO, WIND Mobile. "Given his impressive list of accomplishments during his time as COO, I know Gianluca will be a tremendous asset to the $5.5 billion dollar fixed and mobile consumer business at Wind Telecomunicazioni. In the coming weeks we'll work together to ensure a smooth and seamless transition process."
Wind says that Cordova will continue to focus on "the same successful strategy that has seen Wind Mobile move closer to becoming Canada's fourth-largest national wireless carrier." Current population coverage is more than 13.1 million people.