Sir Julian Horn-Smith

Co-chair, British-Turkish Tatlidil Forum

Julian Horn-Smith was a member of the founding management team of Vodafone Group Plc and is considered to be one of the principal architects in the development of Vodafone’s International Strategy. He retired from the Vodafone Board in July 2006, where he held the title Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He remains in the global telecom sector as Senior Advisor to UBS Investment Bank in London, Senior Advisor to CVC (Telecoms and media), a member of the Board of Digicel (the leading Caribbean and Pacific Operator). He recently joined the Supervisory Board of VimpelCom Limited and is an advisor to LetterOne (previously Altimo). Sir Julian is also Chairman of eBuilder based in Sweden. He is a Pro-Chancellor at Bath University and chairs the University’s School of Management Advisory Board. Bath University is one of the top UK universities, particularly recognised in Management Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Sir Julian is trustee for the Hope for Tomorrow charity and founder and co-Chair of the Tatlidil Forum. He was knighted in 2004 for services to international telecommunications.