Gavin Franks

Chief Operating Officer, O2 Business UK

Biography

A leadership figure at O2 bringing over 24 years experience in the fixed and mobile Telecoms. Key achievements include helping to secure the iPhone exclusivity for Telefonica UK, Deutsche Poste (DHL) European Telecoms Outsourcing (TEF’s first major European wide outsourcing deal across 26 countries), acquisition of Jajah (a west coast IP Telephony business) and the creation of O2 Wifi which has grown to support over 11m customers in the UK.

Holding a degree in Aeronautical Gavin’s roles have included; Head of Technology Finance, Head of Commercial Finance for O2 UK, Commercial and New Business Development, Managing Director O2 Wifi, General Manager, Enterprise Business and currently COO, Business UK, TEF UK Ltd.

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