Tom Alexander (businessman)

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Thomas Simon Alexander (born March 1959) [1] is a British businessman and former chief executive of Orange and T-Mobile. [2]


Early life

Alexander attended Millfield, the independent school, as a day scholar from 1971-75.


Virgin Mobile

Alexander set up and founded Virgin Mobile, which was launched in November 1999 with his colleague from BT Cellnet, Jo Steel. He left Virgin Mobile in 2006. [2]


In 2007 Alexander became CEO of Orange UK and in September 2009 he was informed by his parent company of a plan (in which he was not initially involved) to merge Orange UK and T-Mobile UK to form EE Limited. He became the first Chief Executive of EE. [3]

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  1. Companies House
  2. 1 2 "Everything Everywhere boss Tom Alexander quits". the Guardian. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  3. Cave, Andrew (13 September 2009). "Orange chief Tom Alexander looks to a bright future after T-Mobile merger". Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 24 May 2022.
Business positions
Preceded by
New company
Chief Executive of EE Ltd
July 2010 - July 2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Executive of Orange UK
June 2008 - June 2010
Succeeded by
Company merged with T-Mobile UK
Preceded by
New company
Chief Executive of Virgin Mobile
1999 - 2006
Succeeded by