Ángel Vilá Boix has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Telefónica, as part of an organisational restructure that will see CIO Phil Jordan leave the business.

Vilá (pictured above) steps up from his role as Chief Strategy and Finance officer, and will join the Spain-based operator’s Board of Directors.

He first joined Telefónica in 1997 and has served in a number of roles, including Head of Corporate Development, before being appointed CFO in 2011.

The COO role is a newly created post and Vilá will report directly to CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete.

Laura Abasolo replaces Vilá as CSFO, moving up from her role as Director of Planning, Accounting and Control.

As part of the shake-up devised by Álvarez-Pallete, CIO Phil Jordan is leaving at the end of 2017 after seven years working at the company.

A Telefónica spokesperson said Jordan was leaving in order to focus his career on the UK.

Chief Technology Officer Enrique Blanco will permanently take over responsibility for IT, the operator said, although his new job title is currently unknown.

Luis Blasco, Chairman of video at Telefónica Spain, is also leaving the company.

Finally, Corporate Development Director Enrique Lloves will head up a new Strategy and Corporate Development area.

Global Director of Advertising Dan Rosen left the company last month.

[Read more: Q&A with Telefónica’s new Global Director of Advertising]

Telefónica reported growing revenues and net profits in the first three months of the year, despite sales falling in Spain.

The operator was one of the many companies to suffer from the WannaCrypt cyber attack in May.

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